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The mission of LancasterHistory.org is to educate the public about the heritage and history of the people, places, and events that shaped our region, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the United States of America. We achieve this mission by actively collecting, preserving, interpreting, and making accessible materials representing Lancaster County's past and by preserving and sharing the home, life, and legacy of President James Buchanan. We promote this heritage and history through a research library, changing exhibitions, public and,school programs, archival and artifact collections, the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum, and Wheatland.
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My name is Ashley Metzger and I am a graduate student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I received my B.A. in History with a minor in Anthropology in 2011 and will graduate with an M.A. in History and a focus in Public History in December 2012. I hope to become a museum educator when I graduate and would love to work with the history of fashion if I have a chance. I am an intern with LancasterHistory.org this summer and I know it will give me the skills that I will need for the future.
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!
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!
One Young Lady, One Old House, Two Hundred Years of History
I’m Jennifer Walton, Assistant Director of President James Buchanan's Wheatland, and I love an old President and his old house! Over the past six years, I’ve learned quite a lot about both, and I would love to share it with you!