Welcome to the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley

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The Historical Society extends an invitation to you to become a vital part of preserving for the future. While the Historical Society is charged with preserving the heritage of the entire Cocalico Valley, including Adamstown, Akron, Denver, Ephrata, Hinkletown, Reamstown and surrounding areas, our members include many out of state persons as well. Please consider becoming a member if you have not already done so and join us in our efforts of preservation and growth. Check our "Memberships" page for information on how you may take advantage of this opportunity. Thank you.



In 1979, the Executive Committee established an endowment trust to provide funds for the operation of the museum and library research center of the Historical Society, to assure its perpetuation for future generations, and to provide security for artifacts donated to the museum.  

You can help perpetuate you Historical Society by making a contribution to the Endowment Trust and by donating any deeds, photographs, maps, letters, antiques, etc., pertaining to the history of the Cocalico Valley. You can do this while you are living or you may want to include it in your will. 

For those wishing to remember the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley in their wills, a bequest form is available from the Society stating proper wording that should be included in you will. Qualified persons are available to discuss other ways for you to make contributions to our organization.


Thank you for your support and helping us preserving for the future. Click here on your choice of Memorial Contribution; Acquisition Fund; Endowment Fund; or General Fund to make a donation of your support by PayPal. If you are not a PayPal user you can donate as a guest on PayPal.


Endowment Fund                 

Memorial Contribution         

Acquisitions Fund                

General Fund                       

You may use a credit card to make a donation or purchase through PayPal. Click the Donate button and look for "Don't have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account." on the middle of the page and click the continue button.



Ask about our Endowment Fund at the Lancaster County Community Foundation.        

Check out this link to see how you may be able to help us. http://www.lancfound.org/funds/cocalicohistorical


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On November 20, 2015 support the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley  with the Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving. Any donation made online at www.extragive.org  on that day will be stretched by $250,000 pool from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and Rodgers &  Associates. Plus, there are $50,000 in prizes we can win instantly from your donation!