Feb 3

President Abraham Lincoln’s wallet of one of the many interesting items at the FREE Gettysburg Museum of History. This view was taken facing south at approximately 5:15 PM on Monday, February 1, 2010.

The Gettysburg Museum of History is a privately owned museum on Baltimore Street. Containing approximately 4000 artifacts, it is one of the few remaining FREE Civil War Museums in Gettysburg. It is set up to look like the museums that were in multiple locations in the Gettysburg area during the early part of the twentieth century. Owner Erik Dorr showed us some of the highlights.

You may visit the Gettysburg Museum of History online at gettysburgmuseumofhistory.com

The Gettysburg Museum of History is actively attempting to increase its collection by acquiring items from local families and military veterans.

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The Gettysburg Museum of History is located in the light-colored structure at 219 Baltimore Street. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:45 PM on Monday, February 1, 2010.

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In Video #1, owner Erik Dorr introduces us to his museum and to some of the artifacts that his family found on their postwar battlefield farm. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Monday, February 1, 2010.

Erik Dorr is the owner of the Gettysburg Museum of History. He is standing in the Civil War room. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Monday, February 1, 2010.

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In Video #2, Erik Dorr gives a quick walk through the rooms of his museum. This view was taken facing many ways at approximately 5:15 PM on Monday, February 1, 2010.

This “shadowbox” of relics originally produced by the Joel A. Danner Museum. In 1875, the Danner Museum was located on Baltimore Street near the Fahnestock House. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Monday, February 1, 2010.

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In Video #3, Erik shows us shadowboxes, an Antietam relic obelisk, and other items from the Danner Museum. This view was taken facing in more than a couple of directions at approximately 5:15 PM on Monday, February 1, 2010.


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