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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Closed Christmas Eve

We will be closed Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Closed Christmas Day

We will be closed Christmas Day, December 25, 2014.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Closed, Wednesday, December 31 through Saturday, January 10

We will be closed to the public from Wednesday, December 31, 2014 through Saturday, January 10, 2015 in order to prepare for the coming year.

We will reopen for business on Monday, January 12.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 05:30PM - 07:30PM
General Public Calendar

Winter Warm Up


Join and get the Roaring party started! Learn dance steps from Ballroom on the Square and dance to the swingin' sounds of the Roaring 1920s. Hotsy totsy drinks include speakeasy cocktails by Chris Chamberlain and Retro beers by Wacker Brewing Company. Light hors d'oeuvres will also be served. Tickets are $25 per person and individuals must be 21 years or older. Prohibition-era attire is encouraged but not required. Purchase your tickets today by clicking this sentence!


Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 04:00PM - 05:30PM
Regional History Colloquium

Richard Hertzler "My Life Through Photographs"

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 04:30PM - 05:30PM
Regional History Colloquium

Bill Rothermel "The Schutte Car Company: Custom Cars in Lancaster, PA"

Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 04:00PM - 05:30PM
Regional History Colloquium

Jay Robert Stiefel "Decorative Arts & The Philadelphia Circus, circa 1793"

Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 04:00PM - 05:30PM
Regional History Colloquium

Lisa Minardi "Pennsylvania German Fraktur: From A to Z"

Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 04:00PM - 05:30PM
Regional History Colloquium

Hugh Howard, PhD "Houses of the Civil War"

Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 04:00PM - 05:30PM
Regional History Colloquium

Leslie Stainton, PhD "Birth of a Nation and the Fulton Theatre"

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 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 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!

[Read My Blog]

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 six years, I’ve learned quite a lot about both, and I would love to share it with you!

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