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Title: The Civilian Symposium at Gettysburg, March 2-3-4, 2018
Post by: Carolann Schmitt on February 01, 2017, 08:31:02 PM

The Civilian Symposium returns for our 23rd year on March 2-3-4, 2018 at Gettysburg, PA.

Details and registration information will be announced later this year!

Title: Re: The Civilian Symposium at Gettysburg, March 2-3-4, 2018
Post by: EKorsmo on February 01, 2017, 11:29:49 PM
I can't wait. :)

Title: Re: The Civilian Symposium at Gettysburg, March 2-3-4, 2018
Post by: Carolann Schmitt on September 09, 2017, 05:48:02 PM
Genteel Arts is pleased to announce registration is now open for the 23rd Annual Civilian Symposium at Gettysburg, on March 2-4, 2018. For over two decades, new and experienced historians, researchers, museum personnel, reenactors and other enthusiasts will meet with their counterparts from across the country and around the world to discover new information and to learn new skills. Attendees at previous conferences have hailed from 47 states and four countries.
The Symposium was on hiatus in 2017 while the hosts moved to a new home. We?re pleased to return in 2018 with the features that have established the Symposium as a premier educational opportunity. We?ve planned a full program of presentations of interest to both ladies and gentlemen, and each participant will receive a notebook with handouts for all of the presentations offered during the Symposium.

As in previous years, the Symposium will feature extensive exhibits of original clothing, accessories, jewelry, and artifacts that are changed daily. The exhibits may be photographed for personal use; don?t forget extra batteries and memory cards for your camera.

A variety of additional activities are available to Symposium participants, including our annual Angels? Project at the Fashion Archives & Museum of Shippensburg University; pre-symposium hands-on workshops and tours, including the opportunity for a unique experience with the Cyclorama painting; and a formal Ball on Saturday evening hosted by Gettysburg Civil War Dance, Wayne Belt and Norma Calhoun, Managers.

We continue to offer a reduced registration fee for junior attendees and full-time college students, and an installment plan for paying the registration fee.

Previous participants will also note some differences for 2018. We?ve moved the location to Gettysburg! Our new location will make it possible to offer features that are only available in this historic community.

The majority of the Symposium activities, including the presentations, hands-on workshops and displays of original garments, will take place at the Conference facilities at the Gettysburg Fire Department, 34 North Stratton Street, in Gettysburg. The location is 1? blocks from Lincoln Square in the center of Gettysburg.  Free parking is available on-site, with paid covered overflow parking available ? block away in the municipal parking garage.
We?ve adjusted the program to make it more streamlined and to accommodate our new location. The meeting facilities are a different size and configuration from previous years. Seating will be in a spacious theater configuration instead of a classroom format, and is limited to 165 participants.

The Symposium does not have an official hotel; participants may stay at the lodging of their choice. Take advantage of off-season rates at one of the hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns or vacation rental properties. 

We will provide light refreshments between the presentations and at the ball; meals will be on your own. There are 75+ dining venues in the Gettysburg area, including 23 establishments within two blocks of Symposium headquarters and may more elsewhere in town.

 The registration fee has been reduced!

Make plans now to attend this enriching weekend and meet others who share a dedicated interest in life in the mid-nineteenth century. Complete details and registration forms are listed on our website at

Periodic updates will be posted on the Genteel Arts Facebook page. Register early!  Space is limited to 165 participants, and previous Symposia have been sold out! 

Title: Re: The Civilian Symposium at Gettysburg, March 2-3-4, 2018
Post by: EKorsmo on September 09, 2017, 10:25:03 PM
Huzzah! I' m glad it's back.