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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
Cool weather means the holidays are right around the corner. Looking for a warm and cozy place for a get-together? Consider the Historic MKT Depot! Its wood floors and paneling add the perfect traditional feel while the galley kitchen provides modern convenience for prepping food. Find more information about reserving the Depot on our Depot Rental page or … Continue reading
Lancaster Historical Society Members are invited to our Oktoberfest VIP Patron Party. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Purchase your tickets online!
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
Lancaster Historical Society member and historical home-owner Jer Giles was interviewed by WFAA for a piece on the new Big Tex. Jer has a lot of history with Big Tex, having worked with him from the 1970′s to just this last year. See the video.
We are fortunate that our Depot retains several of its original features. One of the most asked about is the railroad semaphore signal. A semaphore is a system of visual signaling, often using flags or lights. On the east side of the building, trackside, the metal pole with semaphore still stands. The blade and colored … Continue reading
Did you know that there are over 300 sites in Lancaster that have been identified as historic assets in a Dallas County Historical Commission survey? Show your support for your community and for the history of Lancaster by becoming a member of Lancaster Historical Society. Annual dues are still just $15 for individuals, $25 for … Continue reading
Despite a bit of gloomy weather, a crowd was on hand on Saturday, January 26, 2013 to witness the unveiling of a historical marker honoring Lancaster City Marshal Peter M. Solomon who lost his life in the line of duty in November 1912. Among the attendees was Paula Bohanan, the great grandaughter of Solomon. “I … Continue reading
Long time LHS member and Lancaster historical home-owner Jer Giles was featured in a Dallas Morning News article on December 15, 2012, for his work with Big Tex. Jer, like several of our members, donates his talents to the Society. During our Chocolates and Champagne event last February, Jer painted a piece, parts of which … Continue reading
Lancaster Historical Society is on a mission to preserve the heritage and to protect the historic buildings and sites of Lancaster, Texas. The Society is responsible for maintaining the historic MKT Depot and the Rose Garden located on East Pecan Street south of the town square. Each year the Society sponsors several community events including … Continue reading