Thieves & Vagabonds: A History of Law & Justice in Lancaster County

Now Open!

The seal for the "Thieves & Vagabonds" exhibition. It has laurels, a sword, a column, and scales depicted. LancasterHistory’s newest, major exhibition, Thieves & Vagabonds, chronicles key moments in the history of law and justice in Lancaster County from the 18th century to the 20th century. From prisons to prohibition, Thieves & Vagabonds explores the making, breaking, and remaking of laws over 300 years of Lancaster County’s history. Visit LancasterHistory’s newest exhibition for a deep dive into crime and punishment as well as reform and repair in the Lancaster community.

This exhibition is now open in Groff Gallery. Admission to the exhibit is included with the purchase of a General Admission ticket or Exhibitions-Only ticket. LancasterHistory Members receive complimentary admission.

Art illustrations for Thieves & Vagabonds designed by Foxduck Design Studio, Lancaster, PA.