Gettysburg Student Trip

On April 6, 25 YSU students joined in a bus tour of the Gettysburg National Military Park on the first of what promises to become an annual trip. Students got the opportunity to explore the visitor center and museum and took a guided tour of the battlefield, sponsored by the Reeder Endowment.

One student shared their reflections on the trip:

I found the Gettysburg trip to be quite an enriching experience. Not only did this trip provide an opportunity to personally connect with a part of history, but also to the people within the community. It is one thing to read about these battles in a textbook, but to see that much of the town still engages with this piece of history was enlightening. Trips such as this one should be encouraged for the future, as it connects the budding historian with real life history—something beyond the page.