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New year, new events in Adams County

An Eisenhower Christmas and other news in brief.

Enjoy the last of an Eisenhower Christmas at the former president's home, which will be decorated with family items and holiday cards through Dec. 31 at Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. Nativity scenes from the White House will be on display in the visitor center lobby. Admission is $7.50; $5 for ages 6 to 12 and free for children under 6. Call 717-338-9114 or visit for details.

Arts and Exhibits

"Firmness, Endurance and Vigor" Civil War Exhibit: Featuring artifacts from Brigadier Gen. William Barksdale and Dr. Alfred Hamilton at Gettysburg, this free exhibit takes place starting Jan. 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through March. Hamilton's journal of treatment records for Barksdale, his personal identification tag and the bullet removed from the wounded Barksdale are a few items that will be on display at Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. Visit for details.


Band of the Royal Marines: The pomp and pageantry of Queen Elizabeth's band will be heard with the Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards on Jan. 14 at the Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and ticket prices range from $55 to $62. Call 717-337-8200 or visit for details.

Civil War Winter Ball: Enjoy music, dancing, a cash bar and a three-course meal at the Gettysburg Hotel, 1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg on Jan. 30. The event takes place from 5 to 11 p.m. and features music by Briant and Karin Bohleke. Advance reservations are required. Dinner tickets are $75 and dance only tickets are $30. Call 717-337-0748 or visit for details.