Welcome to the Library

libraryviewThe Library of is a research facility of genealogical and local history materials. Containing over 15,000 volumes, the collection also includes maps, family files, subject information files, microfilm, and CDs. Take a moment to orient yourself to our collections with a brief overview of What's in the Library. A reference collection consisting of indexes, genealogical and historical journals, and books is available for browsing.  Author, title, and keyword access to library material is through the library catalog or our new Discovery Tool, which also allows searches of the the archival, manuscript, photograph, and object collections.

We invite patrons to explore our links to other local, regional, and out-of-state historical organizations and research resources.

If you have questions or comments regarding our collections, services, policies or procedures, or would like to donate material to the library, please contact the Director of Library Services.



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.

[Read My Blog]

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!

[Read Our Blog]

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!

[Read My Blog]

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

[Read My Blog]


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