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Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc.

The Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. is a tax-exempt [501c3], non-stock corporation with a focus to promote and support educational programs, historical preservation, community improvement projects, cultural activities, and special projects that benefit the preservation and interpretation of lands with a historical significance of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, to include the retreat from Gettysburg.

The FMPB, Inc. is also the governing body that oversees the battlefield, interpretive facilities and programming at the Washington Township battlefield park grounds of the Monterey Pass Battlefield. The FMPB, Inc. and Washington Township uses Management, Conceptual, Preservation, and Interpretation Plans that was written and adopted by the Washington Township Board of Supervisors in 2010. For information or questions about the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. please contact Lee Royer.

As with many historical sites, the Monterey Pass Battlefield relies on contributions and sponsors to conduct daily operations. Interpretive costs, grounds maintenance, and historical events cost more each year. As interest grows in the Monterey Pass story, the demand for facilities, signage, and other means of providing historical education also increase. The FMPB, Inc. Board and volunteers of Monterey Pass Battlefield welcome any contribution you may consider to assist in continuing this worthy cause. There are many ways to contribute, some of which are memberships and charitable contributions.

Membership and Support:

General membership for the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. is on an annual basis. All members can stay up to date with the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc., the battlefield park and museum through Monterey Pass Advocate. All membership dues are used to preserve, protect, and enhance the the Monterey Pass Battlefield located near Blue Ridge Summit, PA.

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Advance notice and discounts on selected special events, lectures and workshops.

  • Invitation to attend the Annual Meeting in March and other special members-only events.

  • Members only guided tours during the Spring or Autumn muster.

100% of your donation/membership goes to the battlefield.To make a tax deductible donation or to become a member of the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc., please download the following brochure.

Facilities Committee:

For more information on Park Grounds with regards to maintenance or joining the Facilities Committee, please contact Lee Royer.

Monterey Pass Battlefield Institute:

For more information on how you can join the museum exhibits & interpretation, events, programs, and education committee, please contact John A. Miller.

2017 Board of Directors:

  • Lee Royer, Chairman

  • Elaine Gladhill, Vice Chairman

  • John Gorman, Secretary

  • Charlie Strasbaugh, Treasurer

  • Darwin Seiler

  • Terry Eisenhauer

  • Ralph Dice

  • Steve Patterson

  • Alicia Miller

  • Ken Brown

  • Joe Mackley




Washington Township Staff:

  • John A. Miller, Washington Township Historian

Museum and Battlefield Park Staff:

  • John A. Miller, Operations Director (Park Ranger)
  • Alicia D. Miller, Administrator
  • Lee Royer, Facilities
  • John Gorman, Docent
  • Joe Mackley, Docent
  • Jim Hoke, Docent
  • Darwin Seiler, Docent & Historian
  • Ralph Dice, Docent
  • Linda Männik-Richters, Docent & Interpreter
  • Nancy Crago, Docent
  • John Fitzpatrick, Docent & Interpreter
  • John R. Galie, Interpreter