Annual Banquet

2017 Annual Banquet: Jack Brubaker

“Ten of My Favorite Historical Anecdotes About Lancaster County”

Saturday, March 25, 6 PM

DoubleTree Resort Banquet Hall

“It is important to celebrate Lancaster County,” says Rolando Santiago, executive director of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, “and to remember the significance of historical reflection.”

Learn and reflect on Lancaster County history and culture during this year’s Annual Banquet of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, featuring Jack Brubaker. He will share on the topic “Ten of My Favorite Historical Anecdotes about Lancaster County.” The banquet will be held at 6 pm on Saturday, March 25. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased online at or by calling (717) 393-9745. The deadline for registration is Saturday, March 18.

Brubaker has been a journalist in Danville, Virginia, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, since 1970. He retired as an investigative reporter for Lancaster Newspapers three years ago. He continues to write “The Scribbler” column for LNP twice a week. Brubaker has written a dozen books and magazine articles, including Remembering Lancaster County, published by the History Press in 2010. He is at work on a book about reconciliation between the North and South in the period between the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. A native of Bird-in-Hand, Brubaker lives with his wife, Christine, a teacher and conservationist, in Manor Township.

Janneken Smucker, assistant professor of history at West Chester University and author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon, will also share a brief testimonial on “Why I Love History.”

The evening will be rounded out with music provided by the Kravetz Family. This five-member family of Ukrainian multi-instruments will sing a capella and play as a string ensemble and brass quintet.

The Annual Banquet will be held at DoubleTree Resort Banquet Hall in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, Pa.

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