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.)
February 24, The Colonial Cocalico
Michael Showalter, museum educator at
the Ephrata Cloister, will take a look at the Lancaster County neighborhood,
using local church records, estate papers, tax rolls, and census information.
NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR MARCH DUE TO A
LIBRARY SCHEDULING CONFLICT
March 9th (originally
scheduled for March 23), Thaddeus Stevens and the
Randolph Harris, independent
historian, will explore the life of Thaddeus Stevens, a 19th
century Lancaster congressman. Stevens was the pain and bane of Southern slave holders, and played
a vital role in the development of South-Central PA.
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.
New Exhibit, “The
The Historical Society of the
Cocalico Valley is pleased to announce the opening of a special exhibit,
Don’t miss the Ephrata
exhibit! The exhibit is open and will run
through December 31, 2015, admission is free to the public