Did you know the National Parks Department closed the "Electric Map" at Gettysburg on April 13th, 2008?
Let them know what you think of their actions.
John Latschar - Superintendent, Gettysburg National Military Park
Latschar has been plotting since the 1990's to remove the Electric Map from Gettysburg!
“My personal reflection, when I first saw it in the 1990s, was that it was boring - I thought it took far longer than what it should have to tell the story that it was trying to tell, and it was telling that story in a fairly antiquated means,” said Dr. Latschar. “But there’s also another aspect to my opinion: I’m red-green-brown color blind…so I have a hard time distinguishing the lights. It’s something that people weren’t thinking about in the 1930s.”
John Latschar Gettysburg Times April 14,2008
What Can You Do?
- Contact John Latschar and ask him why?
- Read the Form Response they send.
Write your email so they can not use this uncaring, illogical and canned response. Make them actually think to send you an email response.
- By Phone: (717) 334-1124 ex436
- By Email: John_Latschar@nps.gov
- By Fax: (717) 334-1891 Attn: John Latschar - Superintendent, Gettysburg National Military Park
- By Mail:
Gettysburg National Military Park
97 Taneytown Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
- By Email: Mary_Bomar@nps.gov - Director National Park Service
- By Fax: (202) 208-7889 Attn: Mary Bomar - Director National Park Service
- Call your State Senators and ask their offices to call John Latschar and Mary Bomar and ask them why?
- Email ALL your friends with this web address. SaveTheElectricMap.com
President Bush visits Gettysburg
September 6th, 2008
It's Official: The movie is a flop. Long live the Electric Map.Read how this movie flop is going to cost you next time you visit the Museum at Gettysburg. |
During the first four months of operation of the new facility, the percentage of visitors choosing to view the film, statistics show, ranged from 18-24 percent.
"One of the main concerns we heard was that people were paying eight dollars to see a 22 minute film, when they could go to the mall and pay $8 to see a two-hour movie," Latschar said regarding the park's film about the Battle of Gettysburg Can anyone say Duh?
As one of Joseph Rosensteel’s daughters, and on behalf of my sister and three brothers, I want to thank you for starting this website. And, I want to thank everyone who has expressed fond memories of seeing the Map. We hope to find a non-profit who will continue our father’s work.|
Come remember what the Electric Map is all about with these videos at You Tube. Because of the incrediblely poor decision of John Latschar this is now the only way for future generations to see the Electric Map.