August 27 & October 8: Guided Petroglyphs Kayak Tour

Join kayakLanCo and me on either Saturday, August 27, or Saturday, October 8 at 8 am…

Forgotten Places: Benedict Eshleman Cemetery

On August 5, 1780, Benedict Eshleman died. He was likely the first European to settle in…

August 2, 9, & 11: Guided Petroglyphs Kayak Tour

Join Adam Zurn and kayakLanCo on August 2, 9, or 11 at 8 am for a…

Armchair Explorer: LiDAR Scans of Little and Big Indian Rock

Last week, I voyaged out to the millennium-old petroglyphs of Little Indian Rock and Big Indian…

Benjamin Franklin brings the printing press to Lancaster City

Did you know that in 1751 Benjamin Franklin founded the first print shop in Lancaster? Located…

On this Day in History: George Washington Visits Lancaster

It was on this day—July 3, 1791—that George Washington made his most triumphant visit to Lancaster.…

Bears We Bare: Advice for hiking with bears

With recent bear sightings in Conestoga Township on June 24 and 26, here is some advice…

On this Day in History: Union forces burn Wrightsville Bridge to prevent invasion of Lancaster County

On this Day in History June 28, 1863: Union forces burned the Wrightsville Bridge to stop…

July 10 & July 17: Tunnels of Enola Group Hike

Join Adam Zurn on July 10 at 9 am for the adventure of a lifetime on…

Take a trip back in time on Lititz Historical Foundation’s ‘Walking Tour of Main Street’

Founded in 1756, Lititz earned the title of Coolest Small Town in America in 2013. Nine…

The Lion Sleeps Tonight in Lititz Spring Park

Have you visited the napping lion of Lititz Spring Park? The granite statue inspired by the…

Native American Shaft Polisher from Stamans Run in Washington Boro

This large boulder on display at the Blue Rock Heritage Center was removed from Stamans Run…

On this Day in History: 1906 Shenks Ferry TNT factory explosion obliterates 11 men

It was on this day that the worst accident in Lancaster County history occurred. On June…

Side Quest: How to Access the Safe Harbor Bridge Trestle

I've received many questions asking how to best access the Safe Harbor Bridge Trestle. As I…

Enjoy a tour inside of Sickman’s Mill

On Thursday, June 2, I was honored to be a last-minute addition to LancasterHistory's Summertime Picnic…

Water Week: Susquehanna River Fun Facts

With Lancaster Conservancy's annual Water Week festivities beginning today, here are some fun facts about Lancaster…

On this Day in History: President John Adams visits Lancaster

On This Day in History. On May 28, 1800, President John Adams visited Lancaster while on…

In the News: “Anonymous group wins Uncharted Lancaster treasure hunt” from LancasterOnline

In the News "The early bird gets the 3D printed egg. Just ask the Night Owls,…

Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?

It's Friday the 13th! A day full of dread and possible horror. But have you ever…

Peculiar Names: Mount Joy

Lancaster County is full of communities with peculiar names. This series examines their curious etymology. Up…