I Carry It About With Me Always: The Letters of Buck & Mary

I Carry It About With Me Always: The Letters of Buck & Mary

Image of James Buchanan "Buck" Henry, c. 1857-1859.
James Buchanan “Buck” Henry, c. 1857-1859.

Experience history on August 3, 2019 at President James Buchanan’s Wheatland. In this first-person presentation, old college friends James Buchanan “Buck” Henry and Christian Scharff catch up during a holiday at Lake George. Visitors will learn about the tension between Buck and his uncle, President James Buchanan, and how that tension drove him to visit Lake George in the first place. However, in the midst of his respite from the political world, Buck has left his sweetheart, Mary, behind. Visitors will get a chance to hear the correspondence between Buck and Mary and learn more about their relationship and how letter-writing has enabled them to still remain close despite the distance between them.

The Living History program I Carry It About With Me Always takes place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 with tours starting on the hour at 1, 2, and 3pm. Advance reservations are strongly recommended, and guests are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior before their tour entry time for check-in. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the ticket link or by calling (717) 392-4633. Ticketholders are encouraged to bring their printed tickets on paper or ready to scan on an internet-enabled device for check-in.

Performance Tour

August 3, 2019 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA Tours at 1, 2, & 3pm Members FREE | Adult (18+) $15 | More Price Points Available