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Visiting on July 4, 2017

LancasterHistory.org, including President James Buchanan's Wheatland, will be open on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Tours of Wheatland are available, on the hour, from 10am to 3pm. Advanced reservations highly recommended due to expected increased visitor traffic. The exhibition galleries and Museum Store will be open. The Research Library, Archives, and Administrative Offices will be closed. If you have any questions, please call (717) 392-4633. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

Check here for events from across the various programming efforts of LancasterHistory.org.


 

Sat Jul 01 @11:00AM - 03:30PM
African-American Heritage Walking Tours

African-American Heritage Walking Tours


Learn about Lancaster's abolitionists, Underground Railroad agents, religious leaders, and entrepreneurs as you visit 10 historical sites and properties with African­-American heritage. Visit sites such as: bounty hunters' offices & Black businesses on Penn Square; site of Elite Hotel; Thaddeus Stevens & Lydia Hamilton Smith Historic Site; Trinity Lutheran Church; Lancaster County Courthouse; Saint James Episcopal Church; site of the Lancaster Train Station; Shreiner­ Concord Cemetery; Fulton Hall/Old Jail; and Central Market.

TOUR INFORMATION: Two tours will be offered on Saturday, July 1 at 11am and 2pm. Tours depart from the Lancaster City Visitor Center at 38 Penn Square in Lancaster. Tours are safe & easy and take 60-­90 minutes (comfortable walking shoes recommended). Tickets can be purchased in advance from the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion or as a walk-­in, day of at the Lancaster City Visitor Center. For more information, please call 717-­291­-4758.




Sat Jul 01 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Living History at Wheatland

Domestic Help Wanted


Image of a reenactor portraying Miss Hetty, James Buchanan's housekeeper at Wheatland.Step back in time to 1861.  Mr. Buchanan recently retired from the U.S. Presidency and his housekeeper, Miss Hetty Parker, has informed him that running the house has become a struggle. She points out that they have a shortage of domestic help; a number of domestic servants have left for other jobs, and Miss Hetty now faces the task of interviewing applicants. Meet Mr. Buchanan's domestic staff and experience daily life at Wheatland c. 1861 at this month's Living History at Wheatland!

The Living History at Wheatland program, Domestic Help Wanted, takes place on Saturday, July 1, 2017 with tours on the hour starting at 12pm and the last starting at 3pm. Standard tours of Wheatland are also offered at 10am and 11am. Click the link below or call 717-392-4633 to purchase your tickets. Advanced tickets strongly recommended as Living History tours often sell out and walk-in space is not guaranteed. Your tickets also include admission to the exhibition galleries.

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 What is the difference between a "Living History" tour and a Standard Wheatland tour?




Tue Jul 04 @ 9:30AM - 05:00PM
General Public Calendar

Hours on July 4, 2017


LancasterHistory.org, including President James Buchanan's Wheatland, will be open on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The exhibition galleries and Museum Store will be open. Tours of Wheatland will be available, on the hour, from 10am to 3pm. Advanced reservations highly recommended due to expected increased visitor traffic.

The Research Library, Archives, and Administrative Offices will be closed.

If you have any questions, please call (717) 392-4633. Thank you!




Sat Jul 22 @ 6:00PM -
General Public Calendar

Allegro at Wheatland


Join Allegro Chamber Orchestra on the lawn of President James Buchanan’s Wheatland for a sunset, summertime concert. The evening’s repertoire includes: Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Prokofiev’s Summer Day Suite, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, The Italian, and a Ralph Lehman premiere, Laudo Per Gaudium, in celebration of Allegro’s 15th Anniversary. Doors open at 6pm, followed by the concert at 7pm.

Tickets are $20 for adults and free for children (5-18). For an extra $5, a chair will be provided in a reserved section. 

10% of ticket sales will be donated to LancasterHistory.org. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics are welcome. Coffee and ice cream will be available for purchase. On-site parking limited. Street parking available.

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Our Blogs

The History Bucket

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Because the world is a bucketful of questions.  And someone's gotta answer them

While working with the object collections of LancasterHistory.org we come across many questions.  Visit here to see some of the more unusual stories that we have uncovered.

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Historically Speaking

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The staff and volunteers of the Archives Department at LancasterHistory.org never know what they'll find when working on the documents and records in the collections.  Fortunately, when they do discover something noteworthy they are very willing to share!

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Marianne's PhotoBlog

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Because pictures are worth a thousand words, but sometimes they need an interpreter.

You know that cliché about a picture being worth a thousand words? Ok, well, imagine the stories going on in my head after cataloging several hundred photos every single day!

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Wheatland: A Love Story

Who would have guessed that a young lady would fall in love with an old President and his old house?

One Young Lady, One Old House, Two Hundred Years of History

I’m Jennifer Walton, Museum Associate at President James Buchanan's Wheatland, and I love an old President and his old house! Over the past nine years, I’ve learned quite a lot about both, and I would love to share it with you!

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