On this Day in History: Enola Low Grade officially opened in a section called the “Deep Cut”

At noon on July 27, 1906, the Atglen & Susquehanna Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad officially…

In the News: Hidden history of Lancaster County’s Shenks Ferry nature preserve – ABC27

I recently had the pleasure of giving ABC27 journalist Avery Van Etten a guided tour of…

In the News: George Washington visits Lancaster on Independence Day 1791 – Lancaster Connects

I recently had the pleasure of again doing the "Local History Nugget" segment for Lancaster Connects.…

In the News: ‘Susquehanna Style’ votes Uncharted Lancaster best Instagram account of 2021

In February, I asked readers to vote Uncharted Lancaster as the best Instagram Feed for Lancaster…

White Chimneys: Celebrating 300 Years of American History

Joining the Hans Herr House, another Lancaster County institution—White Chimneys—recently joined the 300 club. To celebrate,…

In the News: ‘Devil Dave’ Miller – The Lancaster Sheriff Who Helped His Prisoners Escape – Lancaster Connects

With the approaching holiday of #Juneteenth, I enjoyed doing the "Local History Nugget" segment for Lancaster…

Could Marie Warenbuer Ferree’s grave be the oldest in Lancaster County?

Could Mary Ferree's grave be the oldest tombstone in Lancaster County? If it is, in fact,…

Meet ‘Devil Dave’ Miller: The Colorful Sheriff of Lancaster County

One of the expectations for the local sheriff is that he put people in jail, not…

Curious carvings on Conestoga Boulevard

Mystery abounds in Lancaster County, especially the closer you get to the Susquehanna. A short distance…

Visiting Safe Harbor’s petroglyphs during a low water event

Last week, I had a once-a-year opportunity to venture out to see the petroglyphs at Safe…

Green Infrastructure Adventure

Lancaster Conservancy and Uncharted Lancaster have again partnered to present an updated Green Infrastructure Adventure for…

Soldiers and Sailors Monument: honoring America’s veterans

It's Memorial Day. Located in the heart of Penn Square is Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Original…

Slackwater Navigation Adventure

Grab your fedora and pack your paddle intrepid explorers because the Conestoga River Club and Uncharted…

The History of Lancaster County’s Borders

Happy Birthday, Lancaster County! It was on this day, May 10, in 1729 that Lancaster County…

Canassatego and the Great Seal of the United States

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the second graders at Lafayette Elementary about Native…

Secret Trust Adventure Revealed: Deciphering the Weekly Challenges

With the treasure hunt for the Secret Trust Adventure now over, I have received several requests…

Secret Trust Adventure Revealed: Deciphering the poem and painting

Last week saw the thrilling conclusion of the Secret Trust Adventure, with at least six teams…

Christopher Franciscus: the Daniel Boone of Lancaster County

Kentucky had Daniel Boone, Lampeter had Christopher Franciscus. Learn more about the pioneering character who wrestled…

Side Quest: Marietta’s Mystery Monument – ‘Speak, friend, and enter.’

It doesn't get any better than this: enigmatic petroglyphs with possible secret society connections hidden on…

Secret Trust Adventure: Vinegar’s Ferry

'Speak, friend, and enter.' The final leg for the Secret Trust Adventure's $200 filled mini-chest begins…