• PCA&D Designathon 2016

    LancasterHistory.org is thrilled to have been chosen as a participating organization in Pennsylvania College of Art & Design's 8th Annual Designathon, which will be held on February 19 & 20, 2016. During the Designathon's 24 hours, teams of students and faculty mentors create all-new pieces for nine non-profits. 

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  • Welcome to LancasterHistory.org!

    On the Campus of History you will learn about Lancaster County, Pennsylvania—from stories of the Conestoga Indians and the Underground Railroad to the political legacy of James Buchanan and Thaddeus Stevens to the stories of your own family.

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  • The Annual Campaign for Lancaster County History

    It has been another year on the Campus of History, where the history of Lancaster County becomes accessible to all visitors to and residents of this amazing community. At the very heart of each moment of historic engagement lies your support of LancasterHistory.org; thank you!

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  • *New Blog*: The Tanger Arboretum Blog

    Check out the Tanger Arboretum's new blog which highlights special features of the Arboretum on the grounds of LancasterHistory.org. Learn about what plants/trees are blooming; what's new in the Arboretum; what wildlife has been spotted on the grounds; and about upcoming events!

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  • Upcoming Colloquium

    On Thurs, Feb. 18, 2016 (4-5:30pm; Lecture at 4:30pm), author Fergus Bordewich will tell the little known story of perhaps the most productive Congress in U.S. history, the First Federal Congress of 1789-1791. Join us to learn why this first Congress was arguably the most important in America's history. Free & open to the public. Sponsored by Smartlife VIA Willow Valley. 

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  • What Better Way to Spend Presidents' Day...

    ...than to spend it at a Presidential mansion! Special Living History tours titled Reconstruction Must Advance! will be offered at Wheatland on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10 & 11am, followed by afternoon Living History tours at 1, 2, and 3pm. Click below to learn more about the Living History tours offered on Feb. 15, what a 'Living History' tour is, and to purchase your tickets! 

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INCLEMENT WEATHER

All operations of LancasterHistory.org will be closing early on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 2:30pm due to inclement weather conditions.

 

 

Around the County
Around the County
Visit other history organizations in Lancaster County, and learn about their special events!
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Congressman Thaddeus Stevens
Congressman Thaddeus Stevens
Learn about "The Great Commoner," Lydia Hamilton-Smith, and the Underground Railroad.
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Esprit Quilt Collection
The Decorative Arts
Explore three centuries of art and history through the Richard C. von Hess Decorative Arts Center.
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Discover Your History
Discover Your History
Explore your family's, local, and nation's history.
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Make History Happen
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President James Buchanan
President James Buchanan
Learn about the life and politics of President James Buchanan & First Lady Harriet Lane.
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