Events

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

Candy Canes & Cocoa on Campus

Help us on our hunt for candy canes across the Campus of History! Children will listen to a story read aloud, complete a holiday craft to take home, and enjoy a hot cup of coca. All ages are welcome! Story, craft, and candy cane activity best suited for children under 12 years of age.

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

Children's Program Family-Friendly Holiday In-Person Event Outdoor

December 14, 2024 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 10-11am