This Lancaster bookworm has been reading the newspaper daily for 40 years

Lancaster's metallic bookworm has been reading the newspaper daily for nearly 40 years. But how much…

Hang’em High! The macabre history of public hangings in Lancaster

Almost as soon as people started living in Pennsylvania, we started executing them. Lancaster's first hanging…

Haunted Lancaster: The Ghost of General Reynolds

Some believe General John Reynolds' spirit never found peace. As such his ghost wanders the streets…

The day Lancaster was the nation’s capital

September 27 On this day in 1777, Lancaster became the nation’s capital when fourteen members of…

The Great Indian Treaty of 1744

In June of 1744, scores of Native Americans began to gather outside of Lancaster in a…

Was Lancaster County formed to rid Chester of its “thieves, vagabonds, and ill people”?

Infested with Thieves, Vagabonds, and Ill People In 1728, residents living in the backwoods of Chester…

Side Quest: Revolutionary conspirator and future failed president. Behold the East Orange Street house that sheltered both men.

Would you believe this stately 1749 colonial style mansion in Lancaster City sheltered both a Revolutionary…

Side Quest: What are those mysterious shields adorning historic Lancaster buildings?

Walk around the older neighborhoods of Lancaster City, and you might spy medallions like these adorning…

Side Quest: Understanding Lancaster’s curious ‘eavesdropper’

Who is this mysterious fellow at 121 East King Street that enjoys eavesdropping on your conversation?