LancasterHistory.org is grateful to its many supporters for helping us push our educational opportunities to the next level. Education is at the forefront of everything we do. So whether you're involved in research, taking a closer look at a moment in history, or searching for that piece of evidence from the archives, we can be of help. Let our experienced staff help you access our extensive collections. Take a course, catch a special lecture, or request a multimedia presentation for your offsite class or group. Programs are ongoing and always evolving. Opportunities abound. Join us as we experience history.
Funding for our programs is generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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.
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!