About Us

Explorer Post #1863

The Civil War Explorer Post #1863 was founded in 1997 and is chartered by the Boy Scouts of America and sponsored by the Lancaster County Historical Society. Membership is open to anyone (male or female) between the ages of 14 and 20 interested in the Civil War and American history. Regular meetings are held at the Lancaster County Historical Society on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month (September through May) at 7:00 p.m.

During regular meetings members plan upcoming events. Most meetings feature a speaker or reenactor presenting a program on the Civil War or American society during the nineteenth century. Activities of the group include participation in area Civil War reenactments, visits to Civil War sites, a Victorian Christmas Ball and camping trips.

For more information consult the Explorer Post #1863 Web site.

Our Blogs

The History Bucket


Because the world is a bucketful of questions.  And someone's gotta answer them

While working with the object collections of LancasterHistory.org we come across many questions.  Visit here to see some of the more unusual stories that we have uncovered.

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Historically Speaking


The staff and volunteers of the Archives Department at LancasterHistory.org never know what they'll find when working on the documents and records in the collections.  Fortunately, when they do discover something noteworthy they are very willing to share!

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Marianne's PhotoBlog


Because pictures are worth a thousand words, but sometimes they need an interpreter.

You know that cliché about a picture being worth a thousand words? Ok, well, imagine the stories going on in my head after cataloging several hundred photos every single day!

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Wheatland: A Love Story

Who would have guessed that a young lady would fall in love with an old President and his old house?

One Young Lady, One Old House, Two Hundred Years of History

I’m Jennifer Walton, Museum Associate at President James Buchanan's Wheatland, and I love an old President and his old house! Over the past nine years, I’ve learned quite a lot about both, and I would love to share it with you!

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