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Author Archives: LHSAdmin

Join Us for Dinner in the Rose Garden

We invite our members and friends to an evening of fine food and classical music at this year’s Dinner in the Rose Garden on Saturday, May 17th . The event will feature a delightful buffet, prepared by Chef Carlos, that will includ crab-stuffed Tilapia with Cajun sauce or Chicken Jerusalem cooked in lemon, wine, and … Continue reading »

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John W. Pope – First Superintendent of LISD

John Winfred Pope was the oldest of the eight children of W.B. Pope and Elizabeth Shinault Pope. John was born Dec. 8, 1879 in Byhalia, Marshall County, Mississippi. His father, W. B. Pope, was a veterinarian and farmer, and brought the family to McKinney, Texas about 1881. John attended the public schools and continued his … Continue reading »

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Scavenging for Local History

Our March meeting will be held on Sunday, March 16 at 3:30 pm. Following a brief meeting, stay for a fun way to learn about some local historical places. The Program Committee has put together a Driving Scavenger Hunt which will take your group to six sites around the city. Your group will have to … Continue reading »

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Rawlins Cemetery, est. 1848

Rawlins Cemetery,  located on Main Street west of Bluegrove, is one of the earliest cemeteries in the Lancaster area.  It was established in March of 1848, following the death of Meredith Parks.  The tract was donated by William (Elder Billy) Rawlins.   While many Parkses and Rawlinses are buried in the cemetery, neither family regarded it as … Continue reading »

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Wedding Planning Season Is Here

Lancaster’s historic MKT Depot offers a unique setting for bridal showers, rehersal dinners, receptions, and even weddings. The 125-year old building features two rooms and a galley-style kitchen. The attached Memorial Rose Garden provides the opportunity to extend your event outdoors. Give us a call, we will be happy to work with you to make it … Continue reading »

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Special Guest, Special Tour

Join us January 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm for our January meeting and program.  We’ll meet at the Convention and Visitor’s Center in the Interurban Building to hear special guest Mr Stacy Marshall, President of Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.  The State Auxiliary Museum will open for a tour of the new exhibit “Gateway to Lancaster’s … Continue reading »

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Annual Membership Drive

Our 2014 Membership Drive is under way. Please join us in preserving the history of our community. Membership dues directly support the maintenance and upkeep of Lancaster’s 125-year-old MKT Depot and the Memorial Rose Garden. Dues start at just $15 for an individual and $25 for a family. Patrons receive email invitations to history-related events … Continue reading »

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Lancaster Bank Robbery Pivotal in Bonnie and Clyde Saga

February 27, 1934. Clyde Barrow and fellow gang member Raymond Hamilton rob the R.P. Henry & Sons Bank, in Lancaster’s Town Square, taking over $4000. Olin Worley, a customer in the bank, and Laurence L. Henry, one of R.P. Henry’s sons and the cashier, were held at gunpoint while the bank was looted. Another gang … Continue reading »

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Eins, Zwei, Drei – Oktoberfest!

Lancaster Historical Society Members are invited to our Oktoberfest VIP Patron Party. RSVP to rsvp@lhsweb.org. Purchase your tickets online!

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LHS Program Chair to Lead Auxiliary Museum

Lancaster Historical Society is pleased to announce that member Patricia Siegfreid-Giles, LHS’s Program Chair, is now the volunteer in charge of the Lancaster’s Texas State Auxiliary Museum. Her goal is to make the museum a destination place and a vital part of the Lancaster experience. She is passionate about Lancaster, is knowledgeable about its history … Continue reading »

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