Events

Check here for events from across the various programming efforts of LancasterHistory.org.


Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 04:00PM - 05:30PM
Regional History Colloquium

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

Bill Rothermel has had a lifelong interest in cars, both small and large. An automotive historian and avid collector of miniature automobiles and automobilia, Bill's interests range from the cars of the Brass and Classic Eras to muscle cars, Post-War American cars and European sports cars. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Rolls-Royce Foundation in Mechanicsburg; the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey; and the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles. As a freelance writer, Bill's work has been featured in national, international, and club publications. He is currently researching and preparing a book on Lancaster's early automotive history and the Charles Schutte Body Company, a custom coachbuilder from 1917-1930.

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Monday, February 16, 2015 @ 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Living History at Wheatland

President's Day Living History at Wheatland

Step back with us to February 1865 for LancasterHistory.org's annual President's Day Living History Program. Tours through Wheatland will be offered on the hour starting at 10am with a break at Noon and tours resume at 1 pm with the final tour starting at 3 pm. Visitors will be welcomed by Buchanan's housekeeper, Miss Hetty Parker who will introduce you to Miss Annie Buchanan, Miss Blanche Nevin and Buchanan's old friend from Philadelphia, the widow, Mrs. Gilpin. Charleston, South Carolina has recently fallen to the Union Army. Mr. Buchanan will welcome you to his private parlor and library to discuss his feelings and opinions about Lincoln's re-election, the progress of the War, the future of slavery and how he believes Lincoln should handle the Southern Confederate States.  Reserve your tickets now!


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"


Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Encampments

World War II Encampment

Our annual World War II encampment returns for another year of reenactors, military equipment & demonstrations, and the Saturday night USO dance!  This free event opens Saturday morning at 10 and runs all day.  The USO dance, featuring live big-band music by The Moonlighters, starts at 7pm.  The final day of the encampment runs from 10am to 4pm.


Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 07:00PM - 10:00PM
General Public Calendar

USO Dance featuring The Moonlighters


Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Encampments

World War II Encampment

Our annual World War II encampment returns for another year of reenactors, military equipment & demonstrations, and the Saturday night USO dance!  This free event opens Saturday morning at 10 and runs all day.  The USO dance, featuring live big-band music by The Moonlighters, starts at 7pm.  The final day of the encampment runs from 10am to 4pm.

Our Blogs

The History Bucket

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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

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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

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

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