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Annual GBPA banquet to honor memory of George Lomas

Memorial stone to be dedicated Remembrance Day weekend
` October 7, 2016 –This fall’s Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association annual membership dinner will honor the memory and accomplishments of GBPA Board of Directors member George H. Lomas, who passed away in September at 74.
The GBPA banquet will be held Friday, November 18, at the Dobbin House Tavern in Gettysburg. A social hour reception will start at 6 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:45 p.m. The evening’s program will start at 7:45 p.m.
Known by many as the ‘Patriarch of Reenactors and Sutlers,’ in 1967 George Lomas and his brother Eugene founded The Regimental Quartermaster, which has grown to become one of the nation’s foremost sutlers for civil war reenactors and reenactors covering the French and Indian war, the Revolution and the War of 1812.
George was one of the founders and operators of the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, which sponsors the annual Battle of Gettysburg reenactments, including the spectacular 2013 150th anniversary event.
For the past several years George shared his ample experience on the Board of Directors of the GBPA.
The GBPA has a website at
Period music will be provided during the social hour by the BSA Venture Crew 1861 Fife and Drum Corps. The Boy Scout unit, sponsored by the GBPA, portrays the musicians of the 1st Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserve Corps.
Tickets for the GBPA dinner are $35 per person, or $60 for a couple. Reservations can be made by calling Barb Mowery at (717) 891-6369 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tickets also will be available at the door.
Memorial Stone Dedication


At 12 p.m. Sunday, November 20, family and friends of George Lomas will gather to dedicate a stone in his memory in the Memorial Garden of the Historic Daniel Lady Farm. In addition to speakers and period music, a cannon salute will be fired. Artillery was a favorite of Lomas and he donated a 10-pound Parrott rifle reproduction to the farm in 2013.
Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
“George was always a great supporter of the GBPA,” said President Barb Mowery. “His humor and smile were contagious, but, at the same time, he didn’t hesitate to tell us to stop beating around the bush and take action on the challenges the GBPA faced.

“George became an indelible part of the legacy of the Gettysburg Battlefield and the Historic Daniel Lady Farm, and will speak to us with every round fired from his Parrott rifle.”
The GBPA has a website at
Contact: Barb Mowery at (717) 891-6369
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Code and is registered as a charitable organization with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations. Contributions are tax deductible.

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