Germantown

Celebrate the 196th anniversary of the birth of General George G. Meade and get a taste for the history of the area at the General Meade Birthday Celebration.

The celebration begins at noon on Saturday, December 31 at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

General Meade was the commander of the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg.

The celebration features a parade of civilians dressed in period attire and others as they advance to the commander’s final resting place.

There is no cost to attend the celebration.

For more information, call 215-228-8200.

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