2008-11-13 / Church News

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.

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