Collections

Explore Our Collections

Collecting and interpreting history has always been at the center of LancasterHistory.org's mission. With the help of our many dedicated volunteers, Lancaster County's Historical Society and President James Buchanan's Wheatland have produced many exhibits, encampments and educational programs. We have also worked with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical and Museum Organizations to broaden our outreach horizons. LancasterHistory.org continues to bring history alive to those who seek a deeper understanding of Lancaster County and its place in the world. We hope these on-line tools will help make our collections more accessible to the public.

Use the shortcuts below to access our new Discovery Tool and other searchable parts of our collections, or use the menu to the right to learn more about what our collections hold and how you may go about exploring them. Keep in mind that what you will find online merely scratches the surface of our collections. We encourage you to plan a visit in person to make the best use of our resources and services.



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