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Around The County

One of the many great things about Lancaster, PA is that there are so many different historical organizations and sites to explore! The below events have been submitted to us by local historical organizations so that you can find out about other events that may interest you. 

If you are an employee or authorized individual of a Lancaster County historical organization or an organization offering a program that focuses on history, feel free to submit your event to us to be posted below. Events will be reviewed to make sure they are history-related and if the event write-up satisfies basic questions (re: who, what, when, where, how, etc...). To submit, please contact Emily Miller, Development Assistant, and check back soon. Events are posted as they come in and as soon as we can post them.


Lancaster County Archives to Offer Courses

The Lancaster County Archives will be offering two different courses multiple times throughout 2017.

Discovering Your Roots: Genealogy Sources at the Lancaster County Archives

  • Offered February 3, May 5, July 7, and October 6
  • 9-11am
  • This course provides an introduction to researching historical local government records to find your family history. The class will be held in RM. #102 of the Lancaster County Government Center at 150 North Queen Street (just inside the Binn’s Park entrance).  The course is free and open to the public. For more information and to register please call 299-8318 or visit

Homemade History: Researching a Historic Home at the Lancaster County Archives

  • Offered March 3, June 2, September 1, November 3
  • 9-11am

To Register

  • Courses are free and open to the public.
  • Please reserve your seat and register by calling the Lancaster County Archives 717-299-8318 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If you need to cancel, please call to cancel.

All classes held at the Lancaster County Government Center at 150 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA. Just inside Binn's Park entrance, Room 102/104. Directions available on the Lancaster County Archives website.



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