2020 Image of War Seminar

FEES: Attendees can either purchase an All-Access Pass or select individual tours and pay individually.

An All-Access Pass gains admission to all seven battlefield tours, both receptions and the tintype workshop. Two of the tours and both receptions are only available to all-access passholders and current CCWP members. If purchased before Aug. 9, the All-Access Pass is $160 for current members and $190 for new or renewing members. If purchased after Aug. 9, the All-Access Pass is $185 for current members and $215 for new or renewing members.

Those who want to purchase tickets for individual tours can do so at the prices below. (PURCHASE)


Thurs., Oct. 1:

3:30-5 p.m.: Obscure nerd-out tour at Emmitsburg, Md., with Tim Smith and Garry Adelman (All-Access Passholders only)
7 p.m.: Reception, artifacts and William A. Frassanito meet-and-greet at the Adams County Historical Society. (All-Access Passholders only)

Fri., Oct. 2:

9-11:30 a.m.: Photo Tour: The First Day’s Field with Tim Smith ($25 non-members/$20 members)
2-5 p.m,: Photo Tour: Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill with Garry Adelman and Tim Smith ($30/$25)
6:30 p.m.: Networking/theories/dinner at some agreed-upon location (no cost)

Sat., Oct. 3:

9 a.m.-Noon: Photo Tour: Little Round Top and Devil’s Den, Garry and Tim ($30/$25)
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Cemetery Ridge with Garry Adelman ($20/$15)
4:30-6 p.m.: The Coster Avenue Mural with Mark Dunkelman (All-Access Passholders only)
7 p.m.: Members-only reception and lectures at the GAR Hall (space limited | All-Access Passholders only)

Sun., Oct. 4:

9:30-11 a.m.: The Ultimate Rose Farm Experience, Garry Adelman and Tim Smith ($30/$25)
12:30-2 p.m.: Tintype workshop with Rob Gibson–pour your own plates and such ($60/$50)



To prospective Image of War Seminar Attendees:

We are changing portions of the seminar format from previous years. The increasing hotel ballroom, food, beverage and charter bus costs have made it very difficult to break even on the seminar while keeping the seminar costs reasonable for participants.  So, this year you see a simpler model that eliminates the expensive base hotel as well as most meals and bus transportation.  This will cut the seminar fees significantly.  You can stay wherever you want and eat wherever you want.

There will be a series of one- to three-hour events and tours spanning from Thur., Oct. 1-Sun., Oct. 4. We encourage attendees to purchase an “all-access” pass that grants entry to every event, but we will also allow people to select certain tours that work within your schedule. All-access pass holders will enjoy a photo-nerd tour to Emmitsburg, Md.; a reception with photographic treasures at the Adams County Historical Society and a “meet-and-greet” with William A. Frassanito! A special tour of Stratton Street and the remade Coster Avenue Mural with its artist/historian Mark Dunkelman will round out the members-only experiences. On Saturday night, we will host a special thank you evening for Center members only, complete with presentations and other surprises.

Also, Rob Gibson will hold a tintype workshop (yes, you get to pour your own plates!), and Garry Adelman and Tim Smith will lead tours over the battlefield  to Little Round Top, Culp’s Hill, the Rose Farm and more!

Attendees will gather at clearly defined meeting locations for each tour or event, and for tours will walk from that location along with the guide. There may be one or two tours in which one car caravan movement will be necessary.  And we will make sure that we provide the opportunity for one of the most magical part of each seminar — the interaction of like-minded enthusiasts who love our subject. We already have this planned for Thursday and Saturday nights.