Meetings are held
at 7:00 P.M. at the Ephrata Public Library, 550 S. Reading Road, Ephrata unless
otherwise stated. Open free to the public.
(In case of inclement weather, Society programs will follow
the Ephrata School District closing schedule.)
October 26, Pennsylvania Dutch Hex
Patrick Donmoyer, author and lecturer
from Kutztown, will present his research about this important part of
Pennsylvania German folklore. Patrick will have a newly published book
available for signing at the end of the talk.
November 25, No Meeting Happy Thanksgiving!
December 23, No Meeting Merry
9:30 A.M. to 6:00
Saturday 8:30 A.M. -
The Theodore R. Sprecher Museum Hours
Saturday, 10:00 A.
M. to 4:00 P.M.
Other times by
appointment with a 24 hour notice
Free to the public.
civic group tours can be arranged.
Come on in and pull up a chair. Whether you are a
newcomer or an old timer you can get to know us and experience our rich
heritage. The Society was founded in 1957. There is so much to see and learn
about the Cocalico Valley. Visit the
Theodore R. Sprecher Museum
housed in the Connell Mansion in it's Victorian elegance. You will find
thirteen rooms of exhibits with collections from the early 1800's to present
and period room settings. Be sure to see the current feature exhibit. Quite
possibly you may want to do some
research in the library
with its wealth of local history and genealogy. Resource materials range
widely from the standard body of legal and church records to the specific
and unique resources focused on the Cocalico Valley. To get a glimpse of the
collections you can view an
online card catalog which includes files
through the year 2000. Current files can be perused in the library. You have
heard our story, maybe you have one too.
We would love to hear
237- 249 West Main Street
Ephrata, corner of Oak St.
Exhibit Commemorates 125 Years of Ephrata Borough
The Historical Society
current exhibit is “125 Years of Ephrata Borough,
1891-2016,” commemorating the 125th anniversary
of the incorporation of the Borough of Ephrata. The exhibit was curated by former
Ephrata Mayor Clarence E. Spohn, and is cosponsored by Ephrata Borough
and the Ephrata National Bank. The exhibit will continue through
Dec. 31, 2016. The Historical Society’s museum, 237 West Main St., is
open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., or by appointment. Group
visits are welcomed and encouraged, for arrangements call 717-733-1616.
Admission is free to all.