It's a GAR Tradition!
|Stan McGee and "helpers" ...
September 23rd, 2017
G.A.R. Bean Soup for Sale!
As part of the commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg, HGAC is continuing its time-honored tradition
of the G.A.R. Bean Soup Sale. Started by members of the Grand Army of the Republic
(G.A.R.) in the 1890’s, this year the event will take place on the same day as the Gettysburg Outdoor Antiques Show
on Saturday, September 23rd. Following the authentic recipe, using mid-nineteenth century utensils and methods including a
cast iron kettle over a wood-fueled fire, the soup will be prepared by Stan McGee, HGAC member and former board member.
HGAC will also be offering freshly roasted pulled pork sandwiches to complement the bean soup. Many
members and friends of HGAC will be volunteering at the events. Order your soup and pulled pork sandwiches early in the morning
and volunteers will deliver them to your downtown Gettysburg location at lunchtime on the day of the events. Or
come during lunchtime to purchase your items at the G.A.R. Building, which will offer the added convenience of indoor dining.
If you are interested in learning about how these comestibles are prepared, or would just like to partake in a little taste
of history, please come join us for lunch and cooking demonstrations outside the G.A.R. Hall located at 53 E Middle Street.
of coffee and a variety of pastries
will begin approximately
Bowls and quarts of bean soup, pulled
and drinks will be available by approximately
and continue until we run out.
All proceeds of our sales and additional
donations will help fund
preservation efforts in Adams County, as well as the upkeep of our historic GAR Hall.
Prices will be:
Coffee and a pastry @ $3.00
Soup @ $4.00 per bowl and $8.00 per quart
Pulled Pork Sandwich @ $6.00 each
Soda, water, or coffee @ $1.00 each
"Lunch Deal" $10.00
(consisting of a bowl
of soup, sandwich, and drink choice)
Come join us!
For more information:
2017 Event Chairperson
Info@Historic Gettysburg-Adams County