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Unity Walk

1381221_10151876968204096_1645426973_nThe YWCA’s annual Unity Walk provides an opportunity for participants to learn about the Gettysburg community, past and present, and how our differences make us stronger.

Thanks to all who joined us for the 8th annual Unity Walk on Sept. 25! The event included a 1-mile walk on the Lutheran Theological Seminary’s historic walking trail and a chance to explore the Seminary Ridge Museum’s exhibits on faith, slavery and freedom, care for the wounded after the Battle of Gettysburg, and reconciliation after the Civil War.

In 2008, our inaugural event led walkers through Gettysburg’s Third Ward, a historically black neighborhood and home to a growing Hispanic/Latino population. In 2009, walkers explored the town’s northeast quadrant, hearing from living historians portraying Thaddeus Stevens and Lydia Hamilton Smith, and learning about President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s effect on the American Civil Rights movement. In 2011, Deb McCauslin and Curt Musselman, members of Historic Gettysburg Adams County, led tours of McAllister’s Mill, which was one of the first stops on the Underground Railroad north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Find out how you can support our Unity Walks and our other cultural celebration events.