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A Brief History of Conestoga Township

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

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…

Who is it that adorns the cupola tower above the former P. Lorillard Co. building on South Prince Street?

Atop the tower of the School District of Lancaster offices sits an unusual weathervane called "The…

The American Revolution comes to Lancaster

When did the American Revolution begin for Lancaster? June 15, 1774.

Armchair Explorer: Make your reservation today for the Pequehanna Inn – Pennsylvania’s Crown Jewel answer to Lake Placid

In an alternate universe, a five-story, 384 room luxury hotel sits high on a hill above…

How did ‘Heckel Stettle’ become East Petersburg?

Known initially as Heckel Stettle, the town of Petersburg eventually added East to its name for…

Side Quest: Safe Harbor Village Walking Tour

Explore the historic Safe Harbor Village with this 1.25 mile self-guided walking tour.

Side Quest: Visit the Grave of former President James Buchanan

On this Presidents’ Day, I visited the grave of Pennsylvania’s only Commander in Chief, James Buchanan.…

Groundhog Day’s ancient origins

As with many holiday traditions, the history of Groundhog Day is shrouded in lore, and deciphering…