Wheatland: The Early Years

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

Step back in time to August 1851 as a Lancaster neighbor and friend comes to call on James Buchanan. Mr. Buchanan retired from his position of Secretary of State two years ago and has just started to enjoy his new lifestyle as a gentleman farmer. As a visitor, you will have a chance to meet […]

$8 – $15

Election Day Riot: 1857 Washington

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

Journey to Buchanan's 1857 White House this June during your visit to Wheatland. Meet with President Buchanan and his cabinet as they discuss a multitude of topics, from political appoints to recent Democratic victories at the polls to their concerns about troubles in Kansas. A sudden, panicked request from Washington Mayor William B. Magruder takes […]

$8 – $15

The History of Orthopedic Medicine in Lancaster County

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

On Thursday, April 20, The Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation, Lancaster General Health (LGH), and LancasterHistory.org will come together to present The History of Orthopedic Medicine in Lancaster County. A distinguished roster of LGH physicians are slated to speak in this panel presentation, including Doctors Gerald Rothacker Jr., Christopher Cooke, Wayne Conrad, Timothy Tymon, David Hughes, […]

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100 Years: US Entry into World War I

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

On Thursday, April 13 LancasterHistory.org will host Dr. Carl Strikwerda to observe the 100-year anniversary of the United States’ involvement in World War I with the colloquium 100 Years: US Entry into World War I. The entry of the United States into World War I in April 1917 changed both American and world history. For the first […]

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Olmsted: Landscape Architect & Environmental Visionary

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

Horticulturist, lecturer, and John Bartram re-enactor Kirk Brown returns to LancasterHistory.org to portray Frederick Law Olmsted in a dramatic presentation on the life of the father of landscape architecture. Responsible for designing over 6,000 landscapes in North America, Olmsted’s legacy includes the grounds of The White House, Central Park in New York City, and a […]

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Carry Me Home

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, in honor of Black History Month, LancasterHistory.org will host a special screening of the locally produced short film Carry Me Home -- A Tribute to Harriet Tubman. Carry Me Home depicts the life and faith of Harriet Tubman, who helped to set more than 300 slaves free through the Underground […]

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Yuletide at Wheatland

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

Join LancasterHistory.org for a historical performance that captures a moment in time, taking us back to the holiday of 1867 when President James Buchanan celebrated the holidays with friends and family at his beloved Wheatland. A letter reveals, "Soon after the sprightly and agreeable Miss Emily Baker arrived, she asked Old Buck's permission to organize and hostess a […]

$6 – $12

Frontier Country: The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

At this November colloquium, Patrick Spero, Ph.D. will discuss his new publication Frontier Country: The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania. "In Frontier Country, Spero addresses one of the most controversial subjects in American history: the frontier. Countering the modern conception of the American frontier as an area of expansion, Spero employs the eighteenth-century meaning of the […]

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James Buchanan & The Onset of Reconstruction in the South

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

Thomas Balcerski, Ph.D. will conclude the Presidential Lecture Series for 2016 with his discussion on James Buchanan & The Onset of Reconstruction in the South. Although often overlooked, James Buchanan lived during the first three years of the federal reconstruction in the South. Firmly situated at Wheatland, his home near Lancaster, Buchanan wrote letters to fellow […]

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Don’t Surf It; Sail It!: Using The Internet for Genealogy

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

Charting a course for discovering your family heritage involves more than just finding information on the internet. There are various types of websites that provide information or offer ways of organizing your genealogy research project. Learn how to use internet resources to help you with your genealogy. Social media will be discussed. Educational websites and […]

$15 – $20

Stealing Freedom Along the Mason-Dixon Line: Thomas McCreary, the Notorious Slave Catcher from Maryland

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

Milt Diggins, M.ed.Public historian and researcher Milt Diggins will discuss his new publication Stealing Freedom Along the Mason-Dixon Line: Thomas McCreary, the Notorious Slave Catcher from Maryland at this October Regional History Colloquium. "Thomas McCreary was a slave catcher and kidnapper unconcerned for the difference between the two activities. He lived in Cecil County, Maryland, the mid-point […]

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Amateur Archivist: The First Step in Preserving Your History

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

Do you have a collection of family papers, your child's artwork, love letters, and photographs? You may have questions about how to preserve your collection, which items to keep, and how to display and enjoy them. LancasterHistory.org staff field questions about preservation daily. On October 20th, you'll have the opportunity to have your questions answered […]

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Civil War Living History Encampment

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

Civil War re-enactors from across the region will set up camp, relive, and remember the Burning of the Wrightsville Bridge and the ensuing Battle of Gettysburg. More than a dozen military and civilian tents will dot the landscape as soldiers and civilians display the equipment and accoutrements of a Federal Union Camp. There will be […]

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The War Years: 1863

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

Lancaster is in danger of invasion! Alarming news has reached Wheatland in Lancaster that the Confederate Army has invaded Pennsylvania! The Rebels have been seen near the bridge at Wrightsville, PA. As you step back to 1863 at Wheatland, you may be stopped by a member of Masonic Lodge 43. Be sure to show him your calling card, […]

$6 – $12

Harriet Lane Johnston: A Quest to Honor James Buchanan

LancasterHistory.org 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA

Join us we transport you back to May 1869! Members of Harriet Lane Johnston's family and friends join her at Wheatland where they are feeling nostalgic about moments from the past and sharing stories. They also discuss their experiences with their Uncle James Buchanan and express their deep concerns about his legacy, especially on why […]

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