Lancaster County's Historical Society & President James Buchanan's Wheatland LancasterHistory.org is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that exists to engage and educate the public about the people, places, and events that shaped Lancaster County within the broader context of the history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America. As custodians of a complex past, we collect, exhibit, and make accessible materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage as we seek to engage audiences in multi-layered stories of that past.
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Did you make any New Year's resolutions for 2018? Do they include visiting more historic sites or researching your family's history? Start the New Year off with a new membership to LancasterHistory.org! Members at our Benefactor Level and above also get the added bonus of NARM, The North American Reciprocal Museum Association, which grants free admission to over 900+ museums across North America! Learn more about our various membership levels on our website at https://www.lancasterhistory.org/support/membership/.
Wheatland in Winter. Photo taken the week of Feb. 8, 2016.
🎉 Happy New Year! 🎉 All operations of LancasterHistory.org are closed January 1 - 12, 2018. We reopen for the 2018 Season on Saturday, January 13.
Today is the last day to catch a Yuletide at Wheatland 2017 performance! On the hour, from 1-6pm, join Harriet Lane and her family for a one-of-a-kind, all new Yuletide experience at Wheatland. Purchase your tickets online at http://www.lancasterhistory.org/yuletide.
Only two days left for our After Christmas Sale! Get 40% off all Christmas and Winter items at both Museum Store locations.* (Sale does not include consignment items.)
While it may be super chilly outside, you and your friends & family can stay warm at Wheatland! We have our regular history tours at 10am, 11am, and 12pm today, followed by Yuletide at Wheatland 2017 performances, on the hour, from 1-6pm. It's the second to last day to catch a 2017 performance, so book your tickets soon! Visit https://www.lancasterhistory.org/yuletide today.
#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT): In this turn of the century photograph, a double headed train crosses the railroad bridge over the Conestoga River after a snowstorm. 🚂 While two locomotives are certainly more powerful than one and provided a back-up in case one stopped functioning, it was imperative that both locomotive crews work seamlessly together in order to prevent derailments.
Only a few days left to catch an all new Yuletide at Wheatland 2017 performance! Join Harriet Lane and her family for a one-of-a-kind Yuletide experience, complete with elegant decor and ample holiday cheer! Performances on the hour from 1-6pm from December 27 to December 30. Purchase your tickets online today at https://www.lancasterhistory.org/yuletide.
❄️ Get 40% off all Christmas and winter items* from December 26 - 30, 2017 at both Museum Store locations! ❄️ (Sales does not include consignment items. Locations include 230 N. President Ave. and 4 W. King St.)
Wheatland is open today! Tours of the mansion are available today at 10am, 11am, and 12pm. Guests can also choose to check out a Yuletide at Wheatland 2017 performance, available on the hour, from 1-6pm! Tickets can be purchased online in advance on our website or by clicking the event below. The Library, Archives, and Administrative Offices will reopen tomorrow, December 27.
Upcoming Closings: LancasterHistory.org will be closed Monday, December 25 for Christmas Day. Wheatland and The Museum Store will reopen December 26. The Library, Archives, and Administrative Offices reopen on December 27. Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday! 🎄
Looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer or hostess gift? Look no further than your local museum store! We've got you covered with festive ornaments and locally-made holiday décor. Enjoy 30% off Christmas items through 12/23. Visit our stores at 4 W. King Street and 230 N. President Avenue.