First Friday April: Gettysburg History

Gallery 30 will host local author Leon Reed for a book signing on Friday, April 6th. Leon will be on hand to discuss and sign his newly released book, Stories the Monuments Tell: A Photo Tour of Gettysburg, Told by its Monuments.

A retired educator, Leon has always enjoyed viewing the monuments that decorate the battlefield. His aim is to, “use the photos to explain aspects of the battle and the battlefield.” He feels a deep connection to those who fought at Gettysburg and tells their stories through photographing the monuments.

In addition to Stories the Monuments Tell: A Photo Tour of Gettysburg, Told by its Monuments, Leon has authored two other books relating to American history, A Patriot’s Story: Jeremiah Lott and the American Revolution and A Soldier in Patton’s Army: the Fight Across Europe With the 80th “Blue Ridge” Division in World War II (co-author). His work has appeared in the Gettysburg Magazine, Civil War News, and the Gettysburg Times. He is currently working on a series of children’s books.

Leon volunteers at the Gettysburg National Park Visitor’s Center, assisting visitors with research about their ancestors, and serves as a tour guide at the Jennie Wade House in Gettysburg.

Please join us Friday, April 6 to meet Leon Reed, explore local history and enjoy a wine and cheese reception from 5-7:30 pm. For more information call 717-334-0335.


Linda Atiyeh: About the Author

The owner of Gallery 30 since 2007, Linda Atiyeh personally curates Gallery 30’s collection of American fine art and artisan crafts. Linda's inspired vision has empowered Gallery 30 to flourish while remaining true to the beliefs central to its incredible longevity and success. Over the years, Linda has redefined Gallery 30's artisan craft collection to place a greater emphasis on Pennsylvania and Gettysburg related products, and she has personally selected Gallery 30's exquisite handcrafted jewelry collection - drawn from around the world. Under Linda Atiyeh's direction, Gallery 30 expanded from its original 3,000 square feet location to its new home, a 9,100-square-foot lovingly restored historic property at 26 York Street.

A native Pennsylvanian, Linda Atiyeh takes great pride in her community and is committed to giving back to the region. Linda is on the board of directors of the Adams County Arts Council and the Historic Gettysburg Adams County Preservation Society. She is also a member of Main Street Gettysburg, Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association, the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.