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.
September 18, 7-8:30pm, (class) Exploring Your Heritage through Expatriate Newspapers
Instructor: Kevin Shue, genealogist
A new wave of exploration has spread across the country. This new offering developed by LancasterHistory.org genealogist Kevin Shue traces family history through the use of Expatriate Newspapers.
September 25, 6:30-8:30 pm, (class) Basic Genealogy: Unlocking Your Family's Past
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.
October 9, 6:30-8:30 pm, (class) Intermediate Genealogy: Digging Deeper
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.
October 23, 6:30-8:30 pm, (class) Advanced Genealogy: Tackling Genealogy Problems
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
Welcome to Family Records and Other Intrigues. I'm Emily Jones, a rising junior at Grove City College and a summer intern at LancasterHistory.org. I am an English major, which may be why I like history for the stories it has to tell. I don't know Sir Winston Churchill's dates of birth and death or his specific contributions to the war effort, but I do know that he said many scandalous things and had a penchant for cats. My blog is about the gossipy, quirky, human things I find as I do historical research this summer.
Welcome to Learning, Living, Lancaster: a blog dedicated to bringing you both intriguing, long lost, & little known stories and information surrounding objects in the LancasterHistory.org collection! My name is Emily Miller, and I am a M.A. graduate student from the University of Delaware and a summer intern for LancasterHistory.org. Two new blog entries are posted every week! I hope you enjoy these curious tales of the collection!
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!