Downtown Lancaster: Dynamic Through the Decades

Historic photograph of downtown Lancaster City. Penn Square in foreground.

A dynamic city, Lancaster boasts entrepreneurs, active church communities, and innovative creators. The residents of Lancaster contribute to the business and fun with their varied religious and cultural backgrounds, creative expression, and strong work ethic. Utilizing items across’s collections—images of past storefronts and streetscapes, products made and sold, and ephemera—this exhibit celebrates the vibrancy of downtown Lancaster’s public life during 1800-1960.

This exhibition is currently on display at On The Square at 4 West King Street, Lancaster. It is free and and open to the public during operating hours.