• The Annual Campaign for Lancaster County History

    While it may be our historically-inclined nature to glance behind us, it is the future of Lancaster's history that has us most excited. As we enter our second autumn on the Lancaster Campus of History, we can say with certainty that the captivating history of our community is in very good hands!

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  • Where is James Buchanan?
    Where is James Buchanan?

    Do you know? Maybe you'll see him strolling Gallery Row or cruising about downtown Lancaster in a Jag convertible. Take your photo with the President and receive a 20% discount at The Museum Store (4 W. King or 230 N. President). Then tag us on Twitter or Instagram (@lancohistory) and use the hashtag #foundbuchanan! Tours of Wheatland available Monday - Saturday at 230 N. President Ave.

  • A Lancaster Classic
    A Lancaster Classic

    Now on display—a 1924 Oldsmobile Turtle Deck Speedster. This 1924 Oldsmobile Model 30-B Six engine with aluminum body was hand-built by the Charles Schutte Body Company of Lancaster, PA. There are only a few Schutte-bodied automobiles still in existence. Visit today!

  • The President James Buchanan National Symposium

    The President James Buchanan National Symposium returns to LancasterHistory.org on September 18-19.  The theme for this Symposium is "The Worlds of Thaddeus Stevens & James Buchanan: Race, Gender & Politics in the Civil War Era."  Click below for more information & to register!

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  • The Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum

    Stroll the grounds of LancasterHistory.org and take in the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum, home to a large variety of mature species of trees from around the globe. 

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  • Welcome

    Our ten-acre Campus of History features the historic grounds and gardens of President James Buchanan's Wheatland, the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum, and the award-winning, and environmentally-sustainable headquarters of LancasterHistory.org.

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  • Fellowships Now Offered

    LancasterHistory.org is home to a rich and diverse collection with research resources that focus on nearly 300 years of life, culture, and history in Lancaster County, PA. Thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are pleased to offer three research fellowship programs targeting scholars, educators, and community instititutions.

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LancasterHistory.org

 

President James Buchanan's Wheatland is open for tours Monday-Saturday from 10-4 (last tour starts at 3.) Our Campus of History also features Lancaster County's Historical Society and the Tanger Arboretum.  Stop in for a visit!

 

President James Buchanan
President James Buchanan
Learn about the political career of President James Buchanan & First Lady Harriet Lane.
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Congressman Thaddeus Stevens
Congressman Thaddeus Stevens
Learn about the Great Commoner & Lydia Hamilton Smith.
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Around the County
Around the County
The historic sites and museums in Lancaster County offer extraordinary opportunities for learners of all ages.
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Esprit Quilt Collection
Esprit Quilt Collection
Explore three centuries of art and history through the Richard C. von Hess Decorative Arts Center.
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Discover
Discover
Explore your family history, your local history, your nation's history.
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Join Us
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