Annual Shuckin' on the Green Oyster Roast

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Time: afternoon


Annual Oyster Roast to benefit the Historical Society. Includes steamed and raw oysters, soups and stews, loaded hot dogs, beer, wine, and sodas. Limited tickets; typically sells-out. Pricing and ticket sales information to be announced in September 2019.

Author Talk & Book Signing: Home Birth Records of Dr. Peirce

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Lancaster Woman's Club (next to Museum)

"Home Birth Records of Dr. Chichester Tapscott Peirce 1919-1954" by Margaret Forrester. Margaret will talk about her work transcribing and publishing over 1400 home birth records of babies delivered in upper Lancaster County, upper Northumberland County, and lower Richmond County from 1919 to 1954 by beloved country doctor C.T. Peirce of Nuttsville. 45-60 minute program will be followed by a book signing and light refreshments at the Lancaster Woman's Club next to the Historical Society Museum. Reservations requested to ensure seating and book quantities: 804-462-7280 or history@LancasterVaHistory.org. Suggested $5 donation (free for Lancaster Va Historical Society Members). Books for sale for $20 ($18 LVHS Members) PLUS TAX at event or in advance online at www.mkt.com/maryball.

Gala Evening at Verville

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019

Time: 5:00-9:30 pm


Fundraiser gala with cocktails and dinner on the lawn, live and silent auction, and tours of beautiful, historic Verville near Merry Point, Lancaster County, built c. 1742 by James Gordon and current home of Ammon Dunton, Jr. $100 per person. Tables of 8 available. More info to be announced Spring 2019.





Museum and Library are closed to the public for the winter season. The Administrative Office is open in January and February, usually Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00-4:00 but hours may vary. Please contact us for further assistance. The Library re-opens Feb 1, 2019 with hours of Wed & Thu 10:00-4:00 and Fri & Sat 11:00-3:00. The Museum re-opens March 6, 2019 however visitation in March will be by appointment only while exhibit gallery changes are underway. Regular museum hours begin April 3 open Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00-4:00. Please see Calendar of Events or Facebook for special off-site public programs. Museum and Library also closed on the following holidays/holiday weekends: Memorial Day Sat-Mon; July 4; Labor Day Sat-Mon; second Saturday in November for Oyster Roast (except ticketholders); Thanksgiving week Wed-Sat.

Locks Opened: Chesapeake Waterways and the Underground Railroad

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

Location: Lancaster Community Library

Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold Jones shares dramatic, historical tales about Virginia's waterways that were part of the Underground Railroad. The stories are derived from an 1870s book written by William Still, a Conductor for the Underground Railroad and Secretary of Philadelphia Abolitionist Society. His book shares the stories of over 500 people who ran from slavery, including some who used Virginia's locks, canals and waterways to escape. Free admission but $10 donation suggested to benefit nonprofit sponsor Lancaster Va Historical Society. RESERVATIONS REQUESTED TO ENSURE SEATING - 804-462-7280 or history@LancasterVaHistory.org