The Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation (SRHPF) will hold a public information session on its major projects on Wednesday, August 29 at 7:00pm in the Gettysburg Seminary Valentine Hall Auditorium.
The mission of SRHPF is to restore, preserve and maintain the National Historic Civil War properties, architecture and other legacies associated with Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and to provide related education and communication of these legacies for the benefit of the public.
The public session is designed to offer basic information about the rehabilitation of Schmucker Hall, its adaptive reuse as the Seminary Ridge Museum and the historic trail that is currently under construction. SRHPF staff will also welcome questions and comments related to campus land development including trail and parking expansion planned on the western side of the Ridge. The projects have been conceived and designed with the public in mind to tell stories of real people and to explore critical and underrepresented themes.
The Schmucker Hall rehabilitation project is a joint venture of the Adams County Historical Society and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. The Historical Society relocated last fall to the Wolf House on the seminary campus at 328 Springs Avenue making way for the museum preparation. The historic trail project, conceived more than a decade ago by SRHPF as a partnership action associated with the Borough of Gettysburg Interpretive Plan, is funded by federal highway grants administered through PennDot, with significant matching funds provided by gifts, other grants and some gifts in kind.
“We want our neighbors and friends to have a good understanding of the projects, so this evening session will be made available for all those persons who haven’t had the chance to ask someone they know on Seminary Ridge about what is happening,” said John Spangler, President of the SRHPF.
For questions please call (717) 339-1300 or (717) 334-6286.