Wooden Nickel proves to be a priceless heirloom. Brief history of wooden nickels in the United States

I recently rediscovered these wooden nickels in a keepsake box buried in the back of a…

Was Lancaster County formed to rid Chester of its “thieves, vagabonds, and ill people”?

Infested with Thieves, Vagabonds, and Ill People In 1728, residents living in the backwoods of Chester…

How millions of potato bugs conspired to cause the worst trolley accident in Lancaster County history

The worst trolley accident in Lancaster County history occurred on Sunday, August 9, 1896, causing the…

How did this Martic Forge property end up with 300 millstones? Learn the history of Flory’s Mill.

After years of driving past this brick wall with embedded millstones, I wondered two things. Why are…

Lime Kiln Adventure

These small medieval-looking fortresses were never strongholds charged with protecting local villagers but essential tools for…

Along the Susquehanna at the mouth of the Conestoga River lies a village born in fire but died from ice. Survey the razed company ghost town of Safe Harbor.

There are three Safe Harbors: the Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Dam, the 1930s Village at Safe Harbor, and…

Safe Harbor Adventure

Along the Susquehanna at the mouth of the Conestoga River lies a village born in fire…

Colemanville Covered Bridge Adventure

On the banks of the Pequea Creek exists the small hamlet of Colemanville. This town once…

Covering a wooden bridge has nothing to do with the horses that use them. Learn why when you visit Lancaster’s second-longest.

1,500 covered bridges use to cross the streams and rivers of Pennsylvania. Today 200 remain and…

100 years ago Lancaster’s trolleys transported 12 million people annually. Today almost all signs are gone. Join the search for the lost Pequea Trolley

Trolley Service in Lancaster County Trolley service first began in Lancaster in 1874 when the stagecoach…