230 N. President Ave, 717-392-4633


LancasterHistory features an award-winning local history museum with exhibitions, tours of Wheatland, the home of President James Buchanan, a Research Center, an Arboretum, and a Museum Store.

NEW EXHIBIT: “Black Lancastrians in the Arts: A Lasting Legacy”
On Display September 23 – December 30, 2023

“Black Lancastrians in the Arts: A Lasting Legacy” explores the enduring work of African American artists in Lancaster County. The photo exhibit highlights the music, films, and performances of artists like Madeline Anderson and The Tranells through historical images in LancasterHistory’s archives. Examine how these individuals navigated Lancaster from the Fulton Opera House to J.P. McCaskey High School and the impact they left on local, national, and international institutions.

“Black Lancastrians in the Arts” will be on display at LancasterHistory from September 23 – December 30, 2023 in Stoudt Gallery. Admission to the exhibit is included with the purchase of a General Admission ticket or Exhibitions-Only ticket. LancasterHistory Members receive complimentary admission.

NEW EXHIBIT: “Thieves & Vagabonds: A History of Law and Justice in Lancaster County”
Opening November 17, 2023

LancasterHistory’s newest major exhibition, “Thieves & Vagabonds,” chronicles key moments in the history of law and justice in Lancaster County from the 18th century to the 20th century. From prisons to prohibition, “Thieves & Vagabonds” explores the making, breaking, and remaking of laws over 300 years of Lancaster County’s history. Visit LancasterHistory’s newest exhibition for a deep dive into crime and punishment as well as reform and repair in the Lancaster community.

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