Here There Is Welcome: 300 Years of Refugees in Lancaster County

Now Open to the Public
Please note that this is on view at the Lancaster City Visitor Center at 38 Penn Square, NOT at’s main building. is proud to unveil a new exhibition, Here There is Welcome: 300 Years of Refugees in Lancaster County at the Lancaster City Visitor Center. Created in partnership with the Lancaster County Community Foundation and Church World Service, Here There is Welcome showcases the long-standing tradition of refuge and welcome in Lancaster County.  Since 1710, Lancaster has served as a safe haven for those fleeing religious persecution, famine, or warfare throughout the world.  This exhibition gives voice to stories of all Lancastrians, whether newly arrived or established here for generations.

The exhibition served as a backdrop to Church World Service’s 30th Anniversary Celebration on September 22, 2017.  The exhibition opened to the public on September 23, 2017. There is no admission fee.

Featured Image: NC Wyeth (1882-1945), William Penn, Man of Vision – Courage – Action, 1933, oil on canvas, 168 x 132 ¼. Brandywine River Museum of art, Gift of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1997.



Thank You to Our Partners

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