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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 20, 2006
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

HAI Helps to Secure Images for New Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center

History Associates Incorporated (HAI) is currently tracking down the source, location, and copyright status of more than 800 images slated for use in the new Museum and Visitors Center near the site of the famous Civil War battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The new facility, a cooperative effort between the Gettysburg Foundation and the National Park Service, will offer a greatly expanded and enhanced experience for the site’s nearly 2  million visitors each year. Garry Adelman, historian, deputy director of HAI’s History Division, and also a licensed Gettysburg battlefield guide, is heading up the effort to secure use of the Civil War-related images to be used in the new facility. HAI is working with the Bethesda-based design firm of Gallagher & Associates to help the Gettysburg Foundation and the National Park Service realize its goals for a broader and better visitor experience.

The Gettysburg Foundation is a private, nonprofit educational organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to enhance preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg. The foundation is building the new Museum and Visitors Center, scheduled to open in 2008, at Gettysburg National Military Park. This project includes conservation of the massive 360-degree Cyclorama painting the largest conservation effort of its kind in North America. For information about the Gettysburg Foundation or the new Museum and Visitors Center, call 1-866-889-1243 or visit  www.gettysburgfoundation.org  or  www.friendsofgettysburg.org.

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit www.historyassociates.com.

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