|Education and Public Programs|
|Written by Felice Ethun, Director of Education and Public Programs|
In 2008 The Lancaster County Historical Society was awarded a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to assist us in pushing our educational opportunities to the next level. Education is now 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 travel with us to Scotland. Programs are ongoing and always evolving. Opportunities abound. Join us as we experience history.
Funding for our programs is generously provided by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Basic Genealogy: Unlocking Your Family's Past
Monday, May 20, 2013, 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Marge Bardeen, Director of Library Services
Learn the basics of genealogical research. No Lancaster County connections required. Discover how to gather and organize information and use vital and census records to build your family tree.
Intermediate Genealogy: Digging Deeper
Monday, June 3, 2013 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Marianne Heckles, Research Asst. & Photo Collection Coordinator
Examine records available nationally and at the historical society, and learn more advanced research techniques.
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of genealogy.
Advanced Genealogy: Tackling Genealogy Problems
Monday, June 17, 2013 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Kevin Shue, Genealogist
This advanced course addresses the use of military records; the focus is on analyzing and solving genealogical problems. Includes citing sources and the genealogical proof standard.
Prerequisite: Intermediate knowledge of genealogy
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!