Local Historians…Voices from the Past
Learn and live the history of events, places of times past, and memories of yesteryear as they come alive through accounts retold by local historians in Lancaster County. There is no better way to explore the fascinating history of Lancaster County and PA Dutch country than to listen to the “locals” who have a tireless passion for historical exploration in their own backyards.
In the months and years to come, we will learn from the local historians who serve as voices from the past.
To get started on your historical journey of Lancaster County, you might want to “check out” the following books:
Loose, John W.W. The Heritage of Lancaster (Windsor Publications, Woodland Hills, Calif.,1978)
Lestz, Gerald. To Lancaster with Love (Brookshire Publications, Lancaster, Pa.,1992)
Barton, Sara. F. Lancaster County Farm Life: Farming Families & Their Commitment to the Land (Lancaster Farmland Trust, 2000)
Wood, Jerome H. Jr. Conestoga Crossroads: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1730-1790. (Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, 1979)
Altick, Richard. Remembering Lancaster: Of a Place and a Time. (Archon, Hamden, Conn., 1991)
Brubaker, Jack. Remembering Lancaster County: Stories from Pennsylvania Dutch Country (The History Press, Charleston, S.C., 2010).
Brubaker, Jack. Massacre of the Conestogas. (The History Press, Charleston, S.C.., 2010)
Brubaker, Jack. Down the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake (Penn State Press, University Park, Pa., 2002)
Richman, Irwin. The Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S.C. 2004)
Schuyler, David. A City Transformed: Redevelopment, Race and Suburbanization in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1940-1980. (Penn State Press, University Park, Pa., 2002)
Kessler, Charles H. Lancaster in the Revolution (Sutter House, Lititz, Pa., 1975)
Young, Ronald C. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the Civil War (self-published, 2002)
Klein, Frederick Shriver: Lancaster County Since 1941 (The Lancaster County National Bank, Lancaster, Pa., 1955)