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: 1:00-3:30

Location: Museum Grounds

Annual Oyster Roast to benefit Lancaster VA Historical Society, Museum, and Library. $50 per person, inclusive of all food and drinks. TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE ONLINE ON SEPTEMBER 15. Limited to 150 attendees. Great menu of steamed and raw oysters, chicken stew, hot dogs, beer, wine, soda. Live music by acoustic duo Toby & Larry. Advance, non-refundable purchase required.

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.† member $85, non-members $95. Register online at www.mkt.com/maryball

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. Thu Sept 6: Museum & Library closed for member bus tour. Nov 22-24: Museum closed Thanksgiving break. Dec 22-Jan 1: Museum closed Christmas break.

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

Date: March 28-December 21, 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 July 4) and special Saturdays 11:00-3:00 on June 2, June 23, July 7, July 28, Aug 4, Aug 25. $5 admission donation requested.

Saturday Hours during WWI Exhibit

Date: Saturdays

Time: 11:00-3:00

Location: Museum

Special Saturday hours 11:00-3:00 on June 2, June 23, July 7, July 28, Aug 4, Aug 25 for viewing of "Lancaster in World War I" exhibit.