The Gettysburg Museum of American Civil War

Peter S. Carmichael, Gettysburg College


The 2008 opening of the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War, a joint venture of the National Park Service and the Gettysburg Foundation, was the high-water mark of a profound and far-reaching interpretive transformation that began in 1998, when a group of National Park Service historians met to discuss how Civil War sites defined and pursued their interpretive mission. [excerpt]