May 6, 2023

All Day

Join us for the Commemoration of Pennsylvania National Guardsmen rendezvousing in Mt. Gretna to train and muster out for the Spanish-American War

Read more about it in 2023 Spring Special Edition of The Gretna Chronicles. And follow the link to find our online collection of Newsletter Archives.


All Day: Living Historians Camp Hastings

Soldiers Field: Opening Ceremony, Soldiers’ Camp, Maneuvers, and Scavenger Hunt

Hall of Philosophy: Speakers, Genealogy, Displays, Scavenger Hunt Prizes, Dutch Country Hand Rolled Soft Pretzels, and Keller’s BBQ Food Truck


9am-4pmScavenger Hunt for Kids and Adults
10:00amOpening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony is to be held at Soldiers Field. In the case of inclement weather, the opening ceremoney will be in the Hall of Philosophy.
11:00am-1:00pmMount Gretna Area Historical Society Museum open
12:30pm-4:00pmSpanish-American War PA Veterans Genealogy Consult
1:00pmSpeaker – Espionage During the Spanish-American War
2:30pmSpeaker – War in the Philippines

Camp Hastings Daily Routine

8th Regiment, Company G “The Gobin Guard” National Guard of Pennsylvania

Captain W. G. Speck, Commanding Officer

5:45amMess Call
6:15amSick Call and Fatigue Call
6:30amSchool of the Solider
8:00amTheoretical Instruction
9:30pmSchool of the Company
NOONMess Call
1:30pmGuard Mount
2:00pmFirst Aid Training
3:00pmBattalion Drill
5:30pmMess Call
6:30pmDress Parade
9:30pmLights Out
NOTE: Daily routine is subject to change by order of the Commanding Officer