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…

Don’t miss Saturday’s ‘Ghost Stories & Tales of Adventure with Uncharted Lancaster’ presentation

Don't miss this fun and educational program of Ghost Stories & Tales of Adventure with Uncharted…

Lancaster’s King Street: Gateway to the West!

Today, King Street in Lancaster, PA is one way going east, but, in honor of its…

Seeing Lancaster County from a Trolley Window

While researching Lancaster County’s trolley service, a repeatedly referenced resource was Seeing Lancaster County from a…

Peruse the 1976 edition of the ‘Watt & Shand Employee Handbook’

At this year’s The Friends of the Lancaster Public Library book sale, I came into possession…

River Guide: I Can See the Bridge. So, where’s the Port?

If you drive into or out of Lancaster on East King Street, you might not even…

Pop Quiz: Tallest buildings in Lancaster

How well do you know Lancaster City's skyline? What about Lancaster in 1794? Test your skill…

Painting shows how the Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House in Lancaster likely looked in the late 1700s

Richard G. Hess painting shows how the Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House in Lancaster likely looked in the…

View the only contemporary image of Lancaster’s first “real” courthouse

View the only contemporary image of Lancaster's first “real” courthouse in this 1757 sketch by Nicolaus…

Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Uncharted Lancaster

If you've talked to me in person, you know that I start many conversations with "I…

Were the Susquehannock Indians really giants?

Captain John Smith wrote that the Susquehannocks are a giant-like people. Were they?

How the Susquehannock Indians became known as the Conestoga

Would you be surprised to know that the Native American tribe known as the Susquehannocks never…

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…

A Brief History of Conestoga Township

Conestoga Township was named for the Conestoga River, which in turn was named for a tribe…