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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

300th Anniversary

This is a big year for Lancaster County. The very first Europeans to live in what is now Lancaster County was a small group of Mennonites who built their cabins there in 1710. The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is joining in the county's celebration of the 300th anniversary. Special programs and activities are being held all year. You can see the historical society's schedule here
This was my regular volunteer day at LMHS and the phone was ringing off the hook with people calling to register for tours and the genealogy conference. The tours sold out quickly this year and they have kept adding more repeats to try accommodate everyone. Peggy could not walk away from the phone more than a minute until it rang again. She was mostly adding people to the waiting list or filling in empty spots that had opened up.
If you look at the schedule you will see some events are free and open to the public without reservations. People are coming back to their roots from Canada and across the U. S. to attend various events. I am glad I made my reservations early for the 1710 tour and genealogy conference. This is a big year in Lancaster County and I'm glad the historical society is getting such a good response to the events they have planned.
Look at the schedule and see if there is something you would like to attend.

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