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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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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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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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LHS Member Interviewed by WFAA

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.

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September Program – Lancaster Picture Show

September’s program of the Lancaster Historical Society is a double feature on the history of the Lancaster Picture Show, also known as “the Big L” and it’s revival as the Lancaster Historic Theatre. Refreshments follow the theme with movie theatre snacks including candy bars, popcorn and lemondae. Wine courtesy of the Apartment Winery. Join us! … Continue reading »

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Chef Carlos on the Square-New Hours

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!

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Thanks to Edge Builders and Home Depot

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

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