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“The Bataan Death March: A Survivor’s Story, Col. Robert W. Jackson” as told by his daughter Marye Jackson Scantlin. Marye Jackson Scantlin the stories and facts of her father’s WWII experiences during the fall of Bataan, the infamous death march and subsequent four year imprisonment. Ms Scantlin will present materials, maps and photographs from her … Continue reading
This calendar published by Lancaster Genealogical Society back in 1985 features sketches of historic buildings. On many of the drawings the artists are identified, we are looking for artists bios to go with each of the postings. 1985 Calendar Cover January MKT Depot February Randolph Clark House March Captain R. A. Rawlins House April Porter’s Chapel United … Continue reading
Chef Carlos supports the Lancaster Historical Society, lets return the favor and visit this fantastic restaurant! Please click here to see the latest: Weekly Blue Plate Specials, Thursday Night Grill Out and Fresh Fish Fridays!
As the spring storm season begins, we can’t help but remember those who have helped us through the storms of the past. Read the story – Gifts that Keep on Giving 2013 Update
The Memorial Rose Garden is ready for a spring of special events thanks to the volunteers who helped spread some love around, in the form of mulch, on Mulch Day and to the fine folks at Living Earth in Lancaster for providing the mulch. For five years Living Earth has provided mulch to the Society … Continue reading
We are working on adding more information and photos on the historic sites in and around Lancaster to our website. For now, we have added a list of sites dedicated through the Society and through the Texas Historic Commission. View the list of Lancaster’s historic sites.
We are pleased to welcome Randy A. Carlisle of RAC Photography as the Society’s new Historical Photographer. Randy is a long time resident in the area and his passion for old structures makes him a perfect addition to the Society. Randy will be helping us record Lancaster’s history through photography. Watch for his photos as … Continue reading
On Saturday, November 2, 1912 at 7:30 pm, Lancaster City Marshal Peter M. Solomon was accidentally killed in the line of duty. The Marshal was struck while attempting to flag down a train at the Valley View station of the Interurban Railway which ran through Lancaster along Dallas Ave. The marker, located at 100 Old … Continue reading
Did you know the City of Lancaster has one of the two designated Texas State Auxiliary Museums and it’s FREE to visit? Click here for the City of Lancaster’s Press Release: 01.02.2013 State Museum
Classic Cup Cafe maintains a Corporate Membership with the Lancaster Historical Society, let’s return the favor and support this business. Great beverages, food and live music. Take a look at the menus and visit the Cafe for the latest schedule for the live music.