Campus of History Updates

Check back here often for updates on our renovation project and the creation of our Campus of History !
The Lancaster Campus of History
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The Lancaster Campus of History—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, Exterior Aerial cropfirst-rate historical collections, and enthusiastic support from the community.

The Lancaster Campus of History will build on the strengths of, 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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Green...and greener
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Green...and Greener

Concern for our beautiful natural surroundings is a cornerstone for 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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The Historian is's periodic newsletter.

Members of 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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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, 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!

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