Gettysburg Park Superintendent To Head Foundation
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park is retiring next spring to run the nonprofit foundation that built a new visitor center at the famed Civil War battlefield.
John Latschar announced Friday he'll become president of the Gettysburg Foundation after his 31- year National Park Service career ends March 1.
The foundation raised $103 million to construct the visitor center and related park museum that opened in April.
The 61-year-old Latschar has been the park's superintendent since 1994 and was previously superintendent of Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton.