*2nd DATE ADDED* Curator’s Tour: A New Year, A New Look at Old Favorites

  • February 1, 2018
  • 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA
  • 3:30pm
  • $10 Members | $15 Non-Members
Image of Thaddeus Stevens Wig with text "Curator's Tour: New Year, New Look." Event scheduled for February 1, 2018 at 3:30pm.

Due to the popularity of our January 18th Curator’s Tour, we’ve opened a second date on February 1st at 3:30pm.

Image of Thaddeus Stevens' wig with text "Curator's Tour. New Year, New Look."

Join Assistant Curator Tori Pyle for a new look at favorite objects in the collections on Thursday, February 1 at 3:30pm. Attendees will explore new perspectives, research, and discoveries about objects such as Thaddeus Stevens’ wig, artifacts unearthed in recent archaeological digs, and a beautifully stitched quilt with new historical information.

Advanced tickets are required and can be purchased by clicking the ticket button in this event or calling (717) 392-4633. Tickets are $10 for Members; $15 for Non-Members.

Featured Event Tour Curator's Tour

The Mousetrap

From the best-selling author of all time and the Dame of murder-mystery storytelling, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap holds the world record for the longest running production, mesmerizing audiences for more than sixty years. Christie weaves a clever and suspenseful 1950s whodunit, which leaves even the most impressive gumshoe guessing. Monkswell Manor welcomes five strangers in the midst of a snowstorm and on the heels of a murder in town. When the second victim is found in the Manor, everyone becomes a suspect and hidden identities and motives are revealed. Will the identity of the murderer be revealed before they strike again?!

What does The Mousetrap have to do with Lancaster history?  Find out by joining for Thirsty for History Thursday at the Fulton Theatre on Thursday, January 25!  Before curtain on the second Thursday of each major Fulton production, will make the connection between each play and local history.

To enjoy a fantastic performance and an entertaining historical social hour, purchase your tickets by calling the Fulton Theatre at 717-397-7425.  If you are member of, mention your membership to receive a 10% discount.  (Members must call to receive the discount.) A wine and cheese reception begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, January 25, followed by a presentation by Dr. Tom Ryan at 6:45pm. The main performance will begin at 7:30pm.

Photo Credit: Visit Lancaster (featured photo) and The Fulton Theatre (play poster).

Off-Site Event

January 25, 2018 Fulton Theatre, 12 North Prince Street in Lancaster 6:30pm Reception at The Fulton Theatre Call the Fulton Theatre at (717) 397-7425

The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America

Professor Michael S. Neiberg joins on January 25 to discuss The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America. As we observe the centennial of the war, the effects of the pivot from peace to war still resonate. The First World War transformed the United States into a financial powerhouse and global player, despite the reassertion of isolationism in the years that followed. Examining the social, political, and financial forces at work as well as the role of public opinion and popular culture, Neiberg will offer both a compelling narrative and the inescapable conclusion that World War I was no parenthetical exception in the American story but a moment of national self-determination. Michael Neiberg will address the path to American entry into World War I, and will touch upon connections to the southeastern Pennsylvania home front, which was home to many “hyphenated citizens” of Irish and German descent that wrestled with what it meant to be American.

Image of Michael S. Neiberg.

Michael S. Neiberg is the inaugural Chair of War Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College. His published work specializes on the First and Second World Wars, notably the American and French experiences. He is the author of many books, including Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I and Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe. He is currently based in Pennsylvania.

Event Information
This event takes place on Thursday, January 25, 2017 in Ryder Hall at, 230 N. President Avenue. A reception begins at 4pm, followed by the main presentation at 4:30pm. Free and open to the public.


January 25, 2018 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA Reception at 4pm | Presentation at 4:30pm FREE