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HGAC Civil War Barn Dance 2022

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Preservation Society (HGAC) Presents:
Civil War Barn Dance Returns

Grab Your Partner!
Music, dancing, good food and fun will come together again at the HGAC Civil War Barn Dance to be held on Saturday, October 1st, 2022 from 6:00 until 10:00 PM in the Civil War era barn at  beautiful “Beech Springs Farm” at 784 Mount Carmel Road, Orrtanna, PA near Gettysburg. Sponsored by the Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Preservation Society (HGAC), proceeds from the  dance will benefit HGAC’s Barn Preservation Project and Grant Program. Returning this year will be well known Dance Masters Norma Calhoun and Wayne Belt, who have called the steps on many occasions including period dances at the Civil War anniversary reenactments in Gettysburg. Beginner dancers will be assisted by the Dance Masters. The Susquehanna Travellers will present authentic musical Top Ten monster hits from the Civil War era like the Grand March, Soldier’s Joy, Spanish  Dance and Thady, You Gander, featuring period dances like reels, quadrilles, polkas, and waltzes. These are dances that came long before the  Charleston, Jitterbug, Twist, Mashed Potato, the Jerk, the Watusi and the Bump (thank goodness). Doors open at 6:00 PM. Dancing will begin at 7:00  and will end at 10:00 PM. Altogether, the Civil War era barn, the period music and dance and the period attire will make attendees feel like they’ve  stepped back in time. Civil War period attire is encouraged, but not required.

Curt Musselman, HGAC past president, says, “Folks really enjoy this family friendly event. So, come and dance, learn to dance, or just have fun  watching, and help HGAC preserve Adams County’s great old barns.”Only 100 tickets will be sold. Admission includes light fare and refreshments.  Adults are $35 in advance; $40.00 at the door. Children 6-12 are $10, and children under 6 are free. Advance ticket sales end at midnight Sept. 28. A silent auction will offer various interesting items to the highest bidders.

To purchase tickets, and for information visit www.HGAConline.org or call HGAC at (717) 334-
5185. To learn more about The Susquehanna Travellers, visit www.susquehannatravellers.com

At a Glance:
HGAC Civil War Barn Dance
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
At Beech Springs Farm: 784 Mt. Carmel Road, Orrtanna PA
Civil War era dance music by The Susquehanna Travellers
Proceeds benefit HGAC’s Barn Preservation Project and Grant Program
Only 100 tickets will be sold
$ 35 Per Person in advance; $ 40 at the Door and Children 6-12 are $10
For tickets & info visit www.HGAConline.org or call (717) 334-5185
Event Chair: Bob Mcilhenny (717) 420-6500 RMcilhenny@comcast.net


October 1
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Beech Springs Farm
784 Mt. Carmel Road
Orrtanna, PA 17353 United States
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(717) 642-5695