February 2018 Story Ideas

February 2018 Story Ideas

Thursday, February 1, 3:30pm
Curator's Tour: A New Year, A New Look at Old Favorites

*Back by Popular Demand!* A wig that belonged to Thaddeus Stevens (the same which he handed to a young lady who wanted a lock of his hair), objects found in recent local archaeological digs, and a magnificent quilt. Assistant Curator Tori Pyle will give guests a fresh look at favorite objects in the LancasterHistory.org collections and reveal new perspectives and discoveries about them. 

Advance tickets are required. Tickets available online at www.lancasterhistory.org.

LancasterHistory.org, 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster
 



Thursday, February 15, 5:30pm
History Happy Hour


Join LancasterHistory.org for the kickoff of the new History Happy Hour series! LancasterHistory.org has partnered with Fetish Brewing Co. to create a special Madeira Stout inspired by James Buchanan. On February 15 at 5:30pm, join us at Pod 2 at Rock Lititz to ring in Presidents Day weekend with pints of Buchanan Madeira Stout, a free tasting (while supplies last!), a short talk on President Buchanan’s drinking habits, and more information on upcoming History Happy Hours. This event is free and open to the public.

Pod 2 at Rock Lititz, 201 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz
 



Monday, February 19
The Trans-Atlantic Cable: The Eighth Wonder of the World
Presidents Day Living History at Wheatland
Tours at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm

Experience history this Presidents Day at President  James Buchanan’s Wheatland! In this first-person presentation, visitors will be transported back to August 1858 as Buchanan and family celebrate the completion of the Trans-Atlantic Cable. The completion of the cable connected President Buchanan in the United States with Queen Victoria in the United Kingdom, a feat that many newspapers called the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Join Buchanan and First Lady Harriet Lane as they celebrate and inform guests about this latest technological achievement!

Tours available at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm. Advance tickets highly recommended. Tickets available online at www.lancasterhistory.org or by calling (717) 392-4633.

LancasterHistory.org, 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster
 



Thursday, February 22, 3pm
Curator's Tour of FREEDOM: "to secure the Blessings of Liberty"

Join Assistant Curator Tori Pyle for a tour of the exhibition FREEDOM: “to secure the Blessings of Liberty,” plus artifacts not currently on display! The tour will focus on the theme of Race and Freedom, and give context to February 22’s Colloquium Demystifying the Underground Railroad.

Advance tickets are required. Tickets available online at www.lancasterhistory.org.

LancasterHistory.org, 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster
 



Thursday, February 22
Reception 4pm  |  Presentation 4:30pm
Demystifying the Underground Railroad

Regional History Colloquium

The Underground Railroad (UGRR) was the first interracial activist movement in the United States. It brought together people of diverse backgrounds and from a variety of regions, including Pennsylvania, in defiance of the institution of slavery. There are many myths which surround its operation. However, it becomes less mysterious upon understanding how it operated, the dangers faced by participants, and its impact upon both the South and the North. As this talk examines the effectiveness of the Underground Railroad, it also will offer insights into its significance as a catalyst for the Civil War.

A speaker's reception begins at 4pm, followed by the main presentation at 4:30pm at LancasterHistory.org. The event is free and open to the public.

LancasterHistory.org, 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster

 
Holiday Hours for February 2018

Presidents Day
Wheatland & The Museum Store OPEN
The Research Library, Archives, & Administrative Offices CLOSED

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