Your gift can help make history!


Essential to LancasterHistory’s daily operations and programs, the Annual Campaign for Lancaster County’s History provides support where it is most needed. Your generosity creates new exhibitions, preserves collections, provides engaging educational programs, shares the stories of Lancaster’s past, and so much more. No matter how you choose to show your support, you help us connect people to the history, knowledge, and ideas that made America. Thank you!


What does my gift support?

Help us sustain our position as one of the leading local history centers in the nation, and support the Annual Campaign today! In doing so, you will be directly responsible for:

  • Costumed reenactors gather around a reenactor portraying James Buchanan.Providing schoolchildren with authentic interaction with historic objects and documents
  • The care and conservation of the treasures of Lancaster County
  • Creating engaging community events and outreach programs
  • Providing high-quality continuing education programs to the public
  • Purchasing at-risk historic artifacts before they are lost forever
  • Creating research opportunities for area high school students
  • Providing internships and volunteer experiences for college students
  • Maintaining President James Buchanan’s home, Wheatland
  • Sharing Family History resources with budding genealogists


Above all else, LancasterHistory strives to share our local story with the world and inspire future generations by its heritage. Your gift truly makes a difference.

Not sure how you’d like to support LancasterHistory? Visit our Ways to Give page to see the many options available to you. Whether it is a financial gift or a gift of your time, we’re extremely grateful for your support. If you’d like to speak to a staff member in our Development Office about how your gift could make a greater or longer-lasting impact on LancasterHistory and the Lancaster County community, please reach out to Robin Sarratt, Vice President, at (717) 392-4633, ext. 117 or