A Brief History of ‘Black Diamond’ Dredging on the Susquehanna

Believe it or not, between the early 1900s and 1972, there were numerous coal dredging operations…

Lancaster Central Market: The oldest, continuously running public farmers’ market in the country

Lancaster Central Market is the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the United States with fresh…

Climbers Run Adventure

Go on an educational adventure through Climbers Run Nature Preserve with a new five-stop self-guided tour created…

Green Infrastructure Adventure

Get a first-hand look at how the City of Lancaster is transforming its streets, parks, commercial…

Side Quest: Conestoga Trail cool off

If the summer heat has you down and you need to cool off, look no further…

Independence comes to Lancaster but not until July 8

In a time before social media, news traveled slowly. Word of the Declaration of Independence's signing…

Race Against Time! Exploring the abandoned Kingsley Tower before its destruction

A Fourth of July weekend road trip turned into a race against time as I attempt…

On this day in 1874, Lancaster dedicated its Soldiers & Sailors Monument

On July 4, 1874, Lancaster dedicated the Soldiers and Sailors Monument that stands in the heart…

The busybody: Benjamin Franklin’s greatest “invention”?

Is the busybody Benjamin Franklin's greatest invention? Perhaps not but the story behind it is.

Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House: Home to the surveyor who helped define America

Today, 123 North Prince Street houses the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, but in the…