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 (see closings list for exceptions). $5 admission donation requested.

Gala Evening at Verville

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019



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. Details to be announced.





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.

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time: 2:00-4:00

Location: Museum

REGISTRATION CLOSED. Create your own fresh greenery centerpiece with guidance from experienced floral arrangers and gardeners Betty Pettyjohn and Rebecca Jett George. Space limited. $40 includes all materials. Register at Buy at www.mkt.com/maryball or contact 804-462-7280 or history@lancastervahistory.org for details

Locks Opened: Chesapeake Waterways and the Underground Railroad

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

Location: Lancaster Community Library

Historical Storytelling Program by Sheila Arnold Jones. Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold shares stories 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 the locks, canals and waterways to escape. $10 donation requested at the door.