River Guide: Ranck’s Mill

Ranck's Mill was a once-prominent, but now nearly forgotten, location along the Conestoga.

1978 Map of Lake Aldred on the Susquehanna River

If you love old maps like me, then you will enjoy this one from 1978 showing…

Mr. Washington Goes to Lancaster

It's Presidents' Day! As such, we celebrate the life of George Washington. But did you know…

The forgotten winter tradition of ‘snowing the bridge’

Before cars, it was customary for the local farmer to snow a covered bridge after each…

1978 Map of Lancaster County Central Park

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

Map of Native American paths in Lancaster County

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

1978 map of Lancaster County’s Covered Bridges

In 1978 Lancaster County had 34 covered bridges. Today, it's 29. Here's a great map showing…

Uncovering the history of the Safe Harbor Iron Works

In 1846, Reeves Abbot & Company from Philadelphia selected the area near the mouth of the…

The day Columbia residents were treated to 200,000 gallons of free beer!

On June 23, 1932, at the height of Prohibition, Columbia residents enjoyed six hours of free…

Phantom Places: Wabank House. What happened to this ‘fashionable and favorite place of summer resort’?

Built in 1855 along the banks of the Conestoga, the Wabank House was a "fashionable and…

Unlock the secrets of Kepler Lodge—Martic Forge’s ironmaster mansion, YWCA, and Jewish Community Center

Built in 1735 and used by millionaire ironmaster Robert Coleman between 1793 and 1805, Kepler Lodge…

A Brief History of Lampeter

Blink while driving on 741, and you'll miss the small hamlet of Lampeter. However, the area…

Portage Party: Retracing the path of early fur traders between the Conestoga and Schuylkill watersheds

On December 30, "a group of intrepid history buffs" met in Berks County to reenact a…

Enjoy the 40-page 1929 City of Lancaster Comprehensive Plan

Enjoy the 40-page 1929 City of Lancaster Comprehensive Plan. It's data analysis and policies guided the…

History of Manor Township as recorded in the ‘1875 Historical Atlas of Lancaster County’

Find out why the '1875 Historical Atlas of Lancaster County' considered Manor Township in every respect…

Welcome to Camp Pequea! Lancaster County’s first Boy Scout camp

Camping has always been high adventure. But Lancaster County's first Boy Scouts at Camp Pequea took…

Side Quest: Artifact hunt for a Mason Dixon Line stone marker

This side quest has you doing an artifact hunt for one of the Mason-Dixon line stone…

History of Conestoga Township as recorded in the ‘1875 Historical Atlas of Lancaster County’

In 1875, Conestoga was considered one of the wealthiest and best townships in the County. Find…

Soldiers and Sailors Monument: honoring America’s veterans

It's Veterans Day. Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Penn Square was original built to honor Lancastrian…

Video: Watch the ‘Ghost Stories & Tales of Adventure’ presentation

If you missed Saturday's 'Ghost Stories & Tales of Adventure' presentation, don't despair because you can now…