Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
History, Heritage, and Honor
About the Art
Monumental Stories is a dedication to the History, Heritage, and Honor of the African American community of Gettysburg, PA, and the United States Colored Troops (USCT).
The art is designed to communicate an everlasting historical account of the everyday lives of Black Americans from their experiences and point of view.
The art features artistic reproductions of photographic images, from as early as 1830, that were provided by the residents.
The art columns were chronologically divided using images which represent the past, present, and the future. The third column representing the future incorporates the ideas, thoughts, and aspirations of Black American youth from the neighborhood with the History, Heritage, and Honor.
About the artist:
Ophelia M. Chambliss is a fine art and public art muralist. She calls her signature painting style realistic cubism, and paints a variety of subject matters, which specializing in community outreach projects.
She has a BA and an MA in Communications from Penn State University. Using
Ophelia is originally from Chicago, IL but currently resides in York, Pennsylvania. Prior to her career in Fine Art, she was a business professional in the publishing industry, specializing in graphic design.
Erected 2012 by Adams County Arts Council.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
Location. 39° 49.563′ N, 77° 14.15′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Long Lane and Lincoln Lane, on the right when traveling south on Long Lane. Marker is located in Gettysburg Recreation Park west of the Lincoln Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where do we bury our dead? Lincoln Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Basil Biggs (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lincoln Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Goodwill Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul's A.M.E. Zion Church (about 700 feet away); Agricultural Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Virginia Wade Lived in This House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. Community Partners: Elm Street The Borough of Gettysburg Olde Getty Place The Breck Squad. Funding Partners: The National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Adams County Community Development Block Grant The Pennsylvania Humanities Council The Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust
Also see . . .
1. Opehelia Chambliss. Online Art Gallery (Submitted on August 12, 2013.)
2. Ophelia Chambliss blog. Visual Rhetoric and Critical Discourse (Submitted on August 12, 2013.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,237 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on August 7, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.