Annual Valentine’s Day Gala

20th Annual Valentine’s Day Celebration

An illustration showing many historic figures and frogs gathered on the streets of Paris.


An Evening of History & Romance
To Benefit Education & Public History Programs at LancasterHistory

Saturday, February 10, 2024
Black Tie Optional | 6pm Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres | 7pm Fine Dining by the Hamilton Club
Dancing to Follow, featuring Mama Tried

It’s the 20th Annual Valentine’s Gala and LancasterHistory is très passionate about the historic inspiration of the Moulin Rouge. The famous Paris cabaret opened its doors in 1889, and the revolutionary dance hall of the Belle Epoque influenced art, culture, dance, and entertainment across the globe. It attracted local artists and visitors from all over the world, including Lancastrians. Artist Mike Abel has drawn creative and coy inspiration from the era.

We eagerly invite you to join us for a one-of-a-kind, over-the-top celebration of romance and history this February—after all, the Valentine’s Gala only turns 20 years old once!

About & Tickets

The Valentine’s Gala will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 6-11pm at the Hamilton Club, 106 E. Orange Street in Lancaster.

The window to RSVP has closed. Thank you for your interest!

If you are unable to attend the Gala, but still wish to support LancasterHistory’s education programs, you can make an online donation. Thank you for your generosity!

Additional Details

Dress: The Gala is black tie optional, and guests are invited to tap into their French flair… whether haute couture or can-can costume!

Parking: Parking is available on-street or at nearby garages for a fee. If you have any questions about accessible drop off, please contact Annie Weeks in advance.

Hotel: LancasterHistory reserved a room block at Marriott Penn Square. Guests can go online or call to reserve their room at ph. 717-239-1600 for the discounted rate of $118 plus tax. Parking onsite is included. Advanced reservations are required by January 20.

Online Auction: Show—and share!—your love of history this Valentine’s Day! From February 8 – 14th, join LancasterHistory’s Online Valentine’s Auction, and be part of our largest annual fundraising effort for educational programming at LancasterHistory! The Online Auction will begin on Thursday, February 8 at 10am ET. Bidding closes at 5pm ET on Wednesday, February 14.

Sponsors & Committee

Thank you to our 20th Valentine’s Day Gala Sponsors!

A list of sponsors and their logos for the 2024 Valentine's Day Gala for LancasterHistory.

And Our Valentine’s Committee

Tim Arpin | Tracy Artus | Renie Beidleman | Wendell Funk | Lisa Groff | James Henning | Kathy Pianka | Thomas Ryan | Robin Sarratt | Kevin Tschudy | Annie Weeks | Suzanne Woodard | Mike Abel