Events: Special Event

Capital Day Celebration

Celebrate the day Lancaster served as the nation’s capital for one day on September 27, 1777!

Ticketed event to include food, drink, entertainment, kids activities, and a healthy dose of quirky history.

More information coming soon! Please check back at a later date.

Family-Friendly In-Person Event Outdoor

September 27, 2024 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Avenue, Lancaster 5-8pm To Be Determined

Drawn from History

A perspective view of the "Thieves & Vagabonds" exhibition featuring various historic artifacts mounted along a wall.
A perspective view of the “Thieves & Vagabonds” exhibition.

Join LancasterHistory and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCAD) for a night of art and artifacts at the museum! PCAD Instructor Leah Limpert Walt will introduce students to artistic techniques that can be used to draw historic artifacts in the LancasterHistory collections, including those featured in the major exhibit Thieves & Vagabonds: A History of Law and Justice in Lancaster County.

More information, including pricing and registration, coming soon! Please check back at a later date.

In-Person Event Workshop

October 9, 2024 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Avenue, Lancaster 5:30-8:30pm

The ExtraGive

Lancaster County’s largest day of online giving returns for 2024!

Stay tuned for more information about any special events LancasterHistory may host as part of the ExtraGive!

Fundraiser Online/Virtual Event

November 22, 2024 Online Giving Event 12am - 11:59:59pm

History Happy Hour at Proof

A row of chairs are lined up in front of an illuminated bar, backed will hundreds of bottles of liquor.In August 1794, President George Washington sent Lancaster lawyer Jasper Yeates to western Pennsylvania. Yeates’ mission: to negotiate with a group of angry frontier settlers who were engaged in violent resistance to the new federal tax on whiskey, an event now known as the Whiskey Rebellion. Unable to find a peaceful solution, Yeates encouraged President Washington to send federal troops to suppress the insurrection – setting a precedent for the federal government’s authority to respond to political resistance with force. How did Pennsylvania whiskey almost ruin our great American experiment? What can it teach us about citizen protest and American democracy? And was the whiskey really that good? LancasterHistory’s Stephanie Townrow will lead a lively discussion about the Whiskey Rebellion over a glass of Pennsylvania rye whiskey or another drink of your choice.

Tickets available in early November. Please check back at a later date!

In-Person Event Program

December 5, 2024 Proof, 30 N. Queen Street (Lower Level), Lancaster, PA 5:30 - 7:30pm

Campus of History Cheer

Get in the holiday spirit with Campus of History Cheer, a festive event filled with fun for the whole family! From twilight tours of Wheatland to live music and kids activities, there’s something merry and bright for everyone!

Tickets available in November. Please check back at a later date!

Family-Friendly Holiday In-Person Event Outdoor Tour

December 7, 2024 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 5-7pm