2016 Appreciation Weekend

The Reenactor Appreciation Weekend again this year was a great success with over 200 Reenactors of different periods attending and taking advantage of the discounts and free offers from the various businesses and venues the weekend of March 4 – 6.

The highlight of the weekend was the Veteran’s Honor Dance Saturday evening.  Also, the Fashion Display and Tea was a sell out with 50 people attending.  The event is always on the first weekend of March.  Photos of the weekend and its events and participants are below.

Jim Pangborn

Licensed Battlefield Guide Jim Pangborn takes a group of Reenactors on a tour of Pickett’s Charge Saturday morning during the Reenactors Appreciation Weekend.  This part of the  program was sponsored by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee.


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Grace Natsis from Central New Jersey and Subia Moya from Queens, NY.

Grace is portraying a World War II Woman’s Army Corps Nurse and Subia is portraying a World War II Red Cross Volunteer.

Dave Klienpeter

Ninety-year old World War II Veteran David Kleinpeter from Harrisburg, PA has been portraying Civil War Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin for many years.

Reggie & friends

Kent Blazic from Lancaster, PA,, with 1st SC Infantry,  Reggie Thomas from Gettysburg, PA with the 54th Mass Inf, and Andy Bingaman from East Berlin, PA also with 1st SC Infantry

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10 year old Sean Brightbill, Jr. from Lebanon, PA.  Sean has been Reenacting for 3 years

Chris Ackerman David Dilks

The Civil War meets World War II.

Chris Ackerman from West Virginia is manager of Regimental Quartermaster.

WWII Reenactor David Dilks from Hanover, PA.

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The Fashion Display and Afternoon Tea was a huge success. The capacity crowd of 50 people had a wonderful time and enjoyed themselves with Tea and Refreshments as they mingled with featured guests, Mrs. Lincoln, Mrs. Roosevelt and Mrs. Truman.   The fashions were from the Regency Era to World War II.

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