New Field Trip added to 2016 Schedule: “The Trail of Greenywalt’s Boys”

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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society has added a new field trip to the 2016 schedule of events. Get a new view of historic sights in Lancaster and Lebanon with the upcoming field trip, “The Trail of Greenywalt’s Boys.” The tour will visit sights relating both to the Mennonite and Scots-Irish communities, looking at how these two groups of religious refugees lived uneasily next to one another. The trip will run on Saturday, October 8, from 8 am to 4 pm, leaving from the Society’s Millstream Road headquarters.

Join Ken Yoder Reed on a field trip highlighting sites mentioned in his forthcoming historical novel, Both My Sons (Greenywalt’s Boys). Reed says, “The tour follows the route of the main book character, Klaus Greenywalt, as he accompanies Scots-Irish militiamen and his murdered son’s body from Lancaster to Harris’ Landing in July 1755.” While the novel is fictional, the events and locations are real—many of the sites will be visited, from the Benedict Brechbühl cabin site and Logan’s trading post along the Susquehanna to Harris’ Landing and Light’s Fort.

Registration for the tour is $75 for Society members and $90 for nonmembers. Register by September 8 on the field trip page or by calling (717) 393-9745.

Bookworm Frolic

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The Bookworm Frolic, Lancaster Mennonite HIstorical Society’s annual outdoor used book sale, is just around the corner. Come out to find new books from Thursday to Saturday, August 10 to 13. Learn more here.

Gettysburg Historical Sites: An Anabaptist Perspective

The battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War caused much suffering and disrupted life in the Gettysburg community for years. Some of those who fought and on whose land it was fought grew up in Anabaptist settings. Hear stories of those Anabaptists while touring the battlefield. Tickets cost $75 for Society members and $90 for nonmembers. Reserve your spot by online at lmhs.org or by calling (717) 393-9745. Find out more here.

Past Perfect Online

Our online collections database (Past Perfect Online) is finally up and running! What does this mean? For the first time, researchers can browse or search our collection of nearly 10,000 photographs and artifacts that we have cataloged over many years. Anyone, anywhere with an internet connection will be able to see what we have at http://lmhs.pastperfectonline.com/. You will also find the link from the Archives page and the Online Resources page on our website. In those cases where photographs have been scanned and attached to the catalog record, those images will appear online as well. At the present, the percentage of catalog records with attached images is a small portion of our entire collection. This is something that we will be working on over the coming years.

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