The collections of LancasterHistory.org, Lancaster County's Historical Society & President James Buchanan's Wheatland provide rich resources relating to the history of Lancaster County and the families who lived here. We have a significant collection of books on Lancaster County history and its communities as well as hundreds of thousands of primary source materials from the founding of the county in 1729.
We hope that these resources will help you to discover the materials you need for your genealogical or scholarly interests.
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!