Annual Meeting & History Talk

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM (doors open 6:30)

Location: Lancaster Community Library, Kilmarnock

Guest presentation "The Courthouse Village and Court Day in Colonial Virginia." Architectural historian Dr. Carl Lounsbury will discuss the buildings and activities of several of Virginia's colonial courthouse towns, including Lancaster, and examine the role of Court Day in the public life of the community. Talk begins at 7:00 sharp and will last 45-60 minutes. Followed by annual business meeting and election of officers. Open to the public. Reservations requested to ensure seating 462-7280 or history@mbwm.org

Annual Shuckin' on the Court House Green Oyster Roast

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: afternoon

Location: Museum Grounds

Fundraiser to benefit the museum, library, and historical society. Ticket details and start of sales to be announced in early September.

Bus Trip: American Revolution in Yorktown

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018

Time: 8 AM - 5 PM


Get on the bus with us! We'll start with a guided walking tour at Yorktown Battlefield and then spend the afternoon†at the NEW†American Revolution Museum†with a guided highlights tour of the†museum galleries and time on your own to further explore the museum or visit the outdoor living history outdoor encampment and farm.† Estimated cost $90.†Let us know if you are interested! Members will enjoy priority and discounted reservations for themselves and a guest. Registration info will be sent out in early July.

CLOSURES in 2018




Sat May 26: Museum & Library closed holiday weekend. Wed July 4: Museum & Library closed holiday. Sat Sept 1: Museum & Library closed holiday weekend. Nov 22-24: Museum closed Thanksgiving break. Dec 22-Jan 1: Museum closed Christmas break.

Concert of World War I Era Music

Date: Sunday, July 29, 2018

Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

Location: Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, Irvington

A crowd-favorite of our historical society, Ampersand String Band returns to Lancaster with traditional, folk, and blues songs of the 1914-1919 period. Location: Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury. $10 requested admission donation. Reservations requested.

EXHIBIT: Lancaster in World War I, Home Front to Battle Front

Date: March 28-August 17, 2018


Location: Museum

Features more than 70 artifacts, documents, biographical profiles, and research panels that examine the war through the experiences of Lancaster County residents who served in the military and those who supported civilian efforts at home. The items, drawn from the museumís permanent collection and on loan from community members, include uniforms, accessories, equipment, military certificates and service records, personal letters, soldier photographs, original war bond posters, and local Red Cross chapter notes. Open during museum hours Wed, Thu, Fri 10-4 (except closed May 10 and July 4) and 4th Saturday of April, June, July 11-3. $5 admission donation requested.

Members' Garden Party & Exhibit Open House

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018

Time: 5:00-7:00 PM

Location: Museum

By invitation only to Members and Volunteers. Not a member? Join today!

Saturday Hours during WWI Exhibit

Date: Sat Apr 28, Jun 23, July 28 2018

Time: 11:00-3:00

Location: Museum

Special Saturday hours 11:00-3:00 on the 4th Saturdays of April, June, and July for viewing of "Lancaster in World War I" exhibit.

World War I Exhibit Talk

Date: Monday, July 9, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Museum

Executive director and researcher Karen hart will provide an overview of the exhibit and share additional research findings that did not make it into the final displays. After this 30-minute seated presentation, visitors can view the exhibit galleries. Reservations requested to ensure seating. Free with museum admission.