• The President James Buchanan National Symposium

    The President James Buchanan National Symposium returns to LancasterHistory.org on September 18-19.  The theme for this Symposium is "The Worlds of Thaddeus Stevens & James Buchanan: Race, Gender & Politics in the Civil War Era."  Click below for more information & to register!

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  • September Colloquium features Dutch Wonderland

    Join historian and amusement park enthusiast Austin Dennison on Thursday, September 3 for an exploration into Dutch Wonderland's rich history and numerous changes throughout the years. Social and book signing at 4pm; lecture 4:30-5:30pm. Free and open to the public! This lecture is a part of LancasterHistory.org's Regional History Colloquium series, supported by our friends at smartLIFE.

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  • Fellowships Now Offered

    LancasterHistory.org is home to a rich and diverse collection with research resources that focus on nearly 300 years of life, culture, and history in Lancaster County, PA. Thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are pleased to offer three research fellowship programs targeting scholars, educators, and community instititutions.

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  • Where is James Buchanan?
    Where is James Buchanan?

    Do you know? Maybe you'll see him strolling Gallery Row or cruising about downtown Lancaster in a Jag convertible. Take your photo with the President and receive a 20% discount at The Museum Store (4 W. King or 230 N. President). Then tag us on Twitter or Instagram (@lancohistory) and use the hashtag #foundbuchanan! Tours of Wheatland available Monday - Saturday at 230 N. President Ave.

  • The Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum

    Stroll the grounds of LancasterHistory.org and take in the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum, home to a large variety of mature species of trees from around the globe. 

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  • Welcome

    Our ten-acre Campus of History features the historic grounds and gardens of President James Buchanan's Wheatland, the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum, and the award-winning, and environmentally-sustainable headquarters of LancasterHistory.org.

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  • A Lancaster Classic
    A Lancaster Classic

    Now on display—a 1924 Oldsmobile Turtle Deck Speedster. This 1924 Oldsmobile Model 30-B Six engine with aluminum body was hand-built by the Charles Schutte Body Company of Lancaster, PA. There are only a few Schutte-bodied automobiles still in existence. Visit today!

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LancasterHistory.org

Holiday Closings Notice: The Library and Archives will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. Wheatland, the Galleries, and the Museum Store will still be open!

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Hours

LancasterHistory.org is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30am-5pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am-8pm.

Wheatland tours are available on the hour, Monday-Saturday, with the first tour beginning at 10am and the last tour departing at 3pm.

 

 

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