• Purchase Award-Winning Book
    Purchase Award-Winning Book

    Ginger Shelley's most recent publication Lancaster County's One-Room Schoolhouses is available for purchase in store at The Museum Store at 230 N. President Ave. & 4 W. King St. in Lancaster. The book recently won the Country School Association of America's Award for Scholarship and Artistry.

  • The Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum

    Spring has sprung! Enjoy the changing of the seasons and the appearance of new green across the grounds of LancasterHistory.org in the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum, home to a large variety of mature species of trees from around the globe.

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  • Wheatland: Home of President James Buchanan

    Come discover the warmth and hospitality of President James Buchanan's Wheatland. Tour guides share Buchanan’s family stories that reveal a stern, yet lovable bachelor uncle who raised orphaned nieces and nephews, cared for Lancaster’s widows and orphans and was a successful attorney.

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  • World War II Encampment

    Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, May 22. The World War II Encampment returns for 2016 plus a new, big USO Show Saturday night! Click to learn more.

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  • The Annual Campaign for Lancaster County History

    It has been another year on the Campus of History, where the history of Lancaster County becomes accessible to all visitors to and residents of this amazing community. At the very heart of each moment of historic engagement lies your support of LancasterHistory.org; thank you!

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  • Apply Today

    Thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are pleased to offer three research fellowship programs focusing on scholars, educators, and community instititutions. Apply today for a Fall/Winter Fellowship! (Deadline: July 31, 2016)

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  • Upcoming Colloquium

    Buffalo Bill in Lancaster: A Cowboy Celebrity Helps Rewrite a Local Story. On Thurs, May 12, 2016 (4-5:30pm; Lecture at 4:30pm), join us as Leslie Stainton and Jack Brubaker explore the uncanny connections between Lancaster, Buffalo Bill Cody, the history of the Fulton, and the turbulent history of native and non-native American relations in the 19th century. Free & open to the public. Sponsored by Smartlife VIA Willow Valley. 

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  • Spring Classes & Workshops

    LancasterHistory.org offers a varied roster of adult courses and workshops throughout the year. Begin to trace your family history with genealogy course offerings ranging from basic to advanced instruction, or learn how to choose the right genealogy software program for you in our super Spring courses!

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  • Welcome!

    Our ten-acre Campus of History features the historic grounds and gardens of President James Buchanan's Wheatland, the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum, and the award-winning, and environmentally-sustainable headquarters of LancasterHistory.org.

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