Special Exhibitions

About Special Exhibitions

Special exhibitions at LancasterHistory highlight specific, focused topics in the history of the county. These topics range from the physical characteristics of artifacts to wider contexts at the county, state and national level of social and political movements. LancasterHistory staff and guest curators create special exhibitions. Previous guest curators included Lancaster artists, teams from local churches, and area collectors. All of our gallery spaces feature changing special exhibitions, and they rotate on a varied basis. Browse our current special exhibitions below.

How To Visit Special Exhibitions

Admission to special exhibitions is included with the purchase of a General Admission ticket or Gallery-Only ticket. Free admission for LancasterHistory members.

Below are the special exhibitions currently on display at LancasterHistory:


Dutchirican: A Latinx History of Central Pennsylvania
Dutchirican: Una Historia Latinx de Pensilvania Central

On Display (En exhibición) June 10 – September 14, 2024

Dutchirican tells the story of the Latinx community in central Pennsylvania through photographs and artifacts, including a reproduction casita, or “little house,” lived in by migrant workers in the 1950s. The exhibit traces the history of a diverse community from the American Revolution to the present and explores the rich contributions Latinx peoples have made to Lancaster County and the surrounding region.

Dutchirican narra la historia de la comunidad Latinx en Pensilvania central a través de fotografías y artefactos, que incluyen una réplica de una casita en la que vivieron trabajadores migrantes en los años 1950. La exhibición traza la historia de una comunidad diversa desde la Revolución Estadounidense hasta el presente y explora las valiosas contribuciones que las personas Latinx han hecho en el condado de Lancaster y otras regiones cercanas.

Dutchirican is will be on display at LancasterHistory from June 10 – September 14, 2024. Admission to the exhibit is included with the purchase of a General Admission ticket or Exhibitions-Only ticket. LancasterHistory Members receive complimentary admission.

SPECIAL EVENT | LancasterHistory will host a special Dutchirican Open House & Curators’ Tours on Thursday, June 27 from 5-7pm. Click here to learn more!