First Friday Mini-Adventure

Celebrate First Friday with me by exploring downtown Lancaster as you learn some of the city's…

At Lancaster’s founding the town was English in name only

At its founding, Lancaster was English in name only. Had you walked down the streets of…

First Friday Mini-Adventure

Celebrate November's First Friday with me by exploring downtown Lancaster as you learn some of the…

Haunted Lancaster: Ghastly discovery beneath Cherry Street in 1891

While digging a ditch in 1891 for a new sewer along Cherry Street in Lancaster, Davis…

Lancaster City Revolutionary War sites: Equestrian Stables for Washington’s Army

With the outbreak of the Revolution, Lancaster was far enough away to be a safe location…

Haunted Lancaster: Massacre of the Conestoga

On December 27, 1763, vigilantes broke into the Lancaster County workhouse to massacre the last of…

Haunted Lancaster: The tragic tale of Augusta Bitner and her wandering statue in Lancaster Cemetery

Founded in 1846, Lancaster Cemetery is home to several prominent Lancastrians such as painter Charles Demuth…

Canassatego and the Great Seal of the United States

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the second graders at Lafayette Elementary about Native…

Episodes 5 of ‘On the Edge with Lauren’ now available on YouTube

In this week's show I discuss how one local Beer Baron ran a 3,000-foot suds filled…

Upland Lawn: A Landmark Home nearly lost from memory

Take a peek down this 'memory lane'...North School Lane to be precise and the phantom place…

Southeast view of the City of Lancaster in 1978

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

Mr. Washington Goes to Lancaster

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

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…

Lancaster’s King Street: Gateway to the West!

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

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…

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…

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…

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…