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Millersville Area Historical Society speaker to discuss “Geology and the Gettysburg Campaign”

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am


MAHS presenter to discuss “Geology and the Gettysburg Campaign,” October 9

The Millersville Area Historical Society (MAHS) invites the public to a slide show, titled “Geology and the Gettysburg Campaign,” during its 9 a.m. Saturday, October 9, meeting in Millersville’s Municipal Center, 100 Municipal Drive.

The speaker will be geologist Jeri Jones, a Messiah University faculty member (with an area of interest that includes the geology of southeastern PA) and the owner of Jones Geological Services in Spring Grove.

Jones will examine how the rocks and landscapes of the Gettysburg area—including Devil’s Den, Little Round Top and the CSX railroad cut—played a role in the way troops arrived at the battlefield, as well as how they helped decide the outcome of this largest battle on U.S. soil. The manner in which geology determined the final maneuver in Pickett’s Charge and where dinosaur foot tracks can be located in the park, among other specifics, also will be discussed prior to the closing Q&A session.

Jones has been involved with geology for some 41 years. In addition to teaching at Messiah, acting as a consultant to several quarries, and serving as a guest columnist on earth science for the York Daily Record/York Sunday News, he travels around the country conducting geologic field trips for people of all ages. He also has authored five books and numerous articles related to geology, has narrated a geologic ed video series, and established “Zoom Rock Room,” a Tuesday evening online earth science discussion (his latest book: Geologic Guide to the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail, will be available at the meeting).

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and lock at 9:15 a.m. People planning to attend who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are requested to be considerate of their neighbors and wear a mask.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more info, contact Phil Gerber at 717.872.8837 before 5 p.m. or at pge8507@aol.com.


October 9
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Carl J. Kanaskie
(717) 872-7535