|The Lancaster Campus of History|
The Lancaster Campus of History
LancasterHistory.org—Lancaster County's Historical Society and President James Buchanan's Wheatland—has experienced more than a decade of pronounced change and growth, made possible by strong leadership, innovative educational programming, exceptional strategic planning, first-rate historical collections, and enthusiastic support from the community.
The Lancaster Campus of History will build on the strengths of LancasterHistory.org, and will transform Lancaster County's official historical society and Wheatland, a National Historic Landmark and the home of Pennsylvania's only U.S. President, into a new national model for historical learning and public programming. It will place Central Pennsylvania at the forefront of a movement exploring foundational themes of American history by demonstrating the relationship between local, regional, and national stories, events, and people, creating a center for critical reflection on America's past.
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Concern for our beautiful natural surroundings is a cornerstone for LancasterHistory.org. The new addition will utilize a variety of green initiatives to meet electrical needs, geothermal resources to heat and cool buildings and green roof technology to insulate the building and enhance the surrounding natural environment. Green design and building also have positive efficiency and cost-reduction attributes, helping to reduce heating and electrical expenses.
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|Donor Walls Design Revealed. Be a Part of History!|
Architects have completed their design of the permanent donor walls that will be at the main entrances of the new LancasterHistory.org building. Elegant etchings in glass will greet members, donors and visitors every day at the new building reminding all that generosity made this wonderful facility possible.
There will be a special "Major Donors Wall" of glass thanking all donors who make gifts of $3,000 and more (Remember, gifts may be pledged over a period of up to 5 years). All donors of $500 and more will be recognized as "Founding Donors" and their names will be included on a special etched wall of glass that will be a permanent feature in the new building.
There are still many wonderful naming opportunities for donors who make gifts of $10,000 and more. Gifts may be made in honor of or in memory of a loved one, partner or friend. Please contact Robin Sarratt for more details at (717) 392-4633, ext 117
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|Campus Construction WebCam !|
Having trouble seeing past the fences or over that big mound of dirt in our front lawn at 230 North President Avenue? Want to keep a tab on the latest developments on our construction project? Well, you can keep up to date, up to the second, with our new Campus of History Construction WebCam!
**You will need the newest version of Java to be able to view the webcam**
|Groundbreaking Photographs !|
The Official Photo Archive of Our Official Groundbreaking !
Photos courtesy of Nick Gould Photography (http://www.nickgould.net/)
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|Lancaster History on the Square|
|Great Things Are About to Happen !|
Great things are about to happen at the corner of North President and Marietta Avenues and we want you to be the first to know! Two years into the merger of President James Buchanan's Wheatland and Lancaster County's Historical Society, we are proud to announce the creation of the Lancaster Campus of History!
Over the next year you'll see major improvements to the grounds, gardens, and arboretum as well as a "green" addition to the historical society building to make it easier for you to step into the past. If you are a member of LancasterHistory.org, keep your eyes open for an invitation to a full day of groundbreaking festivities, refreshments, a sneak peek at the plans, free tours of Wheatland, and much more!
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|Planning a Research Visit This Spring?|
Please be aware that during August and September of 2011, due to improvements being done at our site at 230 North President Avenue, our Research Library and Archives and other operations at Lancaster County's Historical Society may see some disruption of service. Please call (717) 392-4633 when planning your visit so that we might give you the most up to date information on closings!
This will not likely affect the operations of President James Buchanan's Wheatland.
Stay tuned for more details and specific dates!
The Historian is LacasterHistory.org's periodic newsletter.
Members of LancasterHistory.org receive the print version of The Historian and quarterly issues of The Journal. Membership benefits also include admission to Wheatland, discounts on books, access to trips and courses, as well as use of the research library.
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!