Museum Exhibits and Gift Shop/Bookstore:

Open to visitors Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00-4:00 in limited capacity to tour the featured exhibit: "DIgging Into Archaeology: Uncovering Pieces of Lancaster's Past" and the 1820s Old Jail and 1797 Clerk's Office.

Genealogy & Research Library

Appointments offered most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 11:00-3:00. Contact us for a reservation.

Masks are required for ALL Visitors and Staff
inside our buildings


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2021 Oyster Roast Cancelled

LVHS has decided that we cannot responsibly host this event as scheduled for November 13 due to COVID-19 concerns and the number of attendees, volunteers, and staff involved. A delicious SOUP-TO-GO SALE will be held instead and the FALL 50-50 RAFFLE drawing will still take place. We anticipate that our Oyster Roast will return next year–as fun and tasty as ever–on the second Saturday in November. We appreciate your understanding and ask for your support of our alternate fundraisers.

NEW Soup-to-Go Sale!

MORE INFORMATION COMING IN OCTOBER! Quarts of our Lancaster Stew and other soup will be available for pre-order with drive-through pickup to occur on Saturday, November 13. Although COVID has put a stop to gathering in-person for our Fall Oyster Roast, we’re still giving you a way to take home favorite flavors from the “soup booth.”

Fall 50-50 Raffle Tickets

On sale now! Fall 50-50 Raffle with a chance to win a cash prize up to $1000. The more tickets we sell, the bigger the prize pot! A matching amount benefits LVHS. $5 for one ticket or $20 for Book of 5 tickets. Buy from Board Members, at the Museum, or Online (with a small processing fee). Drawing on Nov 13, 2021 at 3pm will be live-streamed.