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Return Cemetery Ridge to its 1863 Appearance

Let's Remove the Old Cyclorama Building

Today, we have a chance to return Gettysburg’s famed Cemetery Ridge to its 1863 battle appearance!

Meade on Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg
The Meade Statue on Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg (Robert Shenk)

Currently, the National Park Service at Gettysburg is seeking public input on the future of the ill-placed Cyclorama building.  The famous cyclorama painting itself now safely hangs in the new visitor’s center and the last step in rehabilitating this area of the battlefield is removing the anachronistic concrete structure from this important terrain.

In order to rehabilitate this ground, our friends at the National Park Service need to hear from you.  We urge you to comment on this process by asking the National Park Service to remove the Cyclorama building and rehabilitate this important ground.

We need to tell them loud and clear:  There are many examples of modernist architecture; there’s only one Gettysburg. 

Rehabilitate the ridge!

To Take Action:

1. Submit written comments to: Superintendent, Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA  17325
2. Visit www.nps.gov/gett on the Internet and clicking on "Management" followed by "Public Involvement" (or visit parkplanning.nps.gov)
3. Email comments to: gett_superintendent@nps.gov.
4. Fax comments to: 717-334-1891 Attn: Cyclorama building
5. Attend informational open houses on Sept. 16 & 17 at the Museum and Visitor Center, details at: www.nps.gov
 
Together, let’s preserve Gettysburg for future generations.

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