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Friday, November 28, 2014
Explore & Celebrate

Yuletide Season Kicks Off !

2014yuletideTiny Tim's Christmas Present

Join Tiny Tim from Dickens' famous "A Christmas Carol" this holiday season. Tim, now a grown man, and his eccentric spinster sisters try to recapture the "spirit" of Christmases past. But when all of the gifts, the trimmings and the tinsel fail, it is a chance encounter with a most remarkable visitor from the past who brings back the magic.

The story unfolds in the Presidential mansion as visitors travel from room to room in just 50 minutes. Performances run from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year's. But, tours are limited to 20, so reserve your holiday adventure early. Fun for all ages. Purchase your tickets and reserve your tour by clicking on the button below!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 04:00PM - 07:00PM
Explore & Celebrate

Annual Holiday Gathering

Join for our Annual Holiday Gathering on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 4 – 7pm at the Lancaster Campus of History, 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA. There will be good friends, great food, festivity and fun, a sleigh full of Lancaster spirit, and the opening of Bunnies, Bandits and Buchanan: The Art of Mike Abel at

The Annual Holiday Gathering is sponsored by RKL and the Belvedere Restaurant and Bar.

The galleries and library will close at 1:30pm in preparation for the event. Tours to Wheatland will still continue until 3pm. For questions, please call 717.392.4633.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Explore & Celebrate

Bunnies, Bandits, and Buchanan: the Art of Mike Abel at

Opening December 4, 2014 in the Stoudt Gallery in Ryder Hall!



Friday, December 5, 2014 @ 07:30PM - 10:30PM
Offsite Events

Repeal Day Charity Ball

Celebrate your right to celebrate- and help fundraise while doing it!

December 5th marks the 81st anniversary of the end of Prohibition.  The second annual Repeal Day Charity Ball will be hosted by Thistle Finch Distiller (417 West Grant Street) from 7:30-10:30pm.  The event will feature historically accurate cocktails, vintage cars and photography, light food, the first public release of Thistle Finch's Market Alley Gin, and a silent auction to benefit  Period dress is encouraged!  Tickets are just $25/person and space is limited to 150. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event's Facebook page.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 @ 04:00PM - 05:30PM
Regional History Colloquium

Regional History Colloquium: Robert Fulton- More Than a Steamboat

Robert Fulton is perhaps best known for his work with the steamboat.  But he was also a widely respected artist, engineer, and inventor.  Mary Boosma and Stan White of the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society help to shed some light on some of the lesser known parts of Robert Fulton's life.

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!

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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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