Lancaster’s Darkest Chapter: The Massacre of the Conestoga Indians

On December 27, 1763, the Paxton Boys broke into the Lancaster County Workhouse and slaughtered the…

Lititz answers the call of freedom; becomes a hospital town for Revolutionary War wounded

For eight months in 1778, the town of Lititz served as a hospital caring for hundreds…

A brief history of booze and the origins of other alcoholic terms

As with other American pastimes, alcohol and related activities developed colorful terms each with fascinating etymologies. 

America’s first documented Christmas tree was here in Lancaster

Many of America's Yuletide customs were brought to Pennsylvania by European immigrants. Of them, a various…

The surprising message of Lancaster’s first commercial telegraph

Lancaster was home to the first commercial telegraph in 1846 after Morse's successful proof of concept…

Discover the hidden obelisk that honors the nine pioneers who settled Harford Township

Hidden deep in the forests of Susquehanna County in the heart of NEPA is the Nine…

The Mystery of Slanted Topped Stone Walls

Pop Quiz: This 100-year-old stone wall once corralled what animal? Click the Start Quiz button below to find out.…

Governor Dick Adventure: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Hidden deep inside Governor Dick Park is the final resting place for the lost Ark of…

Haunted Lancaster: The White Werewolf and the Full Moon Curse of Shock Graveyard

Invoking the cemetery’s curse is devilishly simple. Those foolish enough to walk the perimeter of the…

This Lancaster bookworm has been reading the newspaper daily for 40 years

Lancaster's metallic bookworm has been reading the newspaper daily for nearly 40 years. But how much…