Since 1887 the Lancaster County's Historical Society has been collecting objects for research and exhibition. The object collection continues to grow and now includes thousands of items that pertain to the history of Lancaster County. Partly as a result of the many years of collecting, the LancasterHistory.org Objects Collection maintains an incredibly diverse personality.
Many of these objects have been displayed in the historical society's gallery spaces over the years, whereas others have been featured in exhibitions offered by other institutions. Only a few of these objects can ever be displayed at any one time. Those objects not on display are stored in a climate controlled environment. Feel free to contact me to schedule an appointment to look at an object or collection of objects.
This great collection of carved figurines was crafted by Howard D. Bare, "the whittling preacher." Bare served as pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church (1947-1951) and at other regional churches beginning in 1922.
Gift of Christine V. Cherry and Thomas Bare
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!