Soldiers and Sailors Monument: honoring America’s veterans

It's Memorial Day. Located in the heart of Penn Square is Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Original…

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…

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…

Lancaster’s King Street: Gateway to the West!

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

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…

Independence comes to Lancaster but not until July 8

In a time before social media, news traveled slowly. Word of the Declaration of Independence's signing…

On this day in 1874, Lancaster dedicated its Soldiers & Sailors Monument

On July 4, 1874, Lancaster dedicated the Soldiers and Sailors Monument that stands in the heart…

The American Revolution comes to Lancaster

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

Liberty Bond House: the miniature version of the colonial era Penn Square courthouse hiding in Buchanan Park

Believe it or not, there's a miniature replica of the 1787-1853 Penn Square courthouse in Buchanan…

Lancaster’s old Courthouse: Witness to Great Moments in American History

Great moments in American history took place in Penn Square, many inside the old Lancaster courthouse.

In the 1700s no one ever accused Lancaster’s constables of being soft on crime

During the 1700s, no one ever accused Lancaster’s early constables of being soft on crime. Records…