Past Lectures

September 19, 2017 – Bookbinding

Ramon and Danielle Townsend will talk about bookbinding and a brief history of the written word.  Do you like books?  Join us and learn more.

May 16, 2017 – Lenape Culture

Uhma Ruth Py is a Native American story teller and instructor of native culture and games.  She will be explaining Lenape culture.

March 21, 2017 – East Cocalico Residents’ Participation in WWI

The U.S. entry into World War I occurred April 6, 1917 when Congress declared war on Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  Marking the 100th anniversary of this event, Ken McCrea will present a lecture on East Cocalico residents’ participation in the war, including the six men known to have died in the conflict.

January 17, 2017 – Heirloom Seeds

Landis Valley Heirloom Seed Project will present a program on heirloom seeds.  They are still discovering new varieties.

November 15, 2016 – Tape and Tape Looms

Susan Weaver will be discussing her book on tape looms and tape.  Find out how tape was made and why it was so important.

September 20, 2016 – Breech Loading Rifles and Carbines

Rick Jacobs explains the state of the art, rare and some not so rare, breech loading rifles and carbines used during the Civil War.

May 17, 2016 – Civil War Re-enactors

Re-enactors Jeff Pollock, who portrays a Union soldier, and David W. Culp, who portrays a Confederate soldier, held a discussion looking at the war through a soldier’s perspective.

March 15, 2016 – Postcards

Did you ever look at a postcard and think about how they evolved?  Me, neither!  Now’s your chance to find out about the history of postcards.  Presented by Kerry Mohn.

January 19, 2016 – Ice Harvesting

How did they keep things cold before refrigeration?  Discover the details of ice harvesting in the 1800’s.  Presented by Lynn Smoker.

November 17, 2015 – Cocalico Area War of 1812 Company

Adam Diller led a company of soldiers, mostly from Cocalico Township to Maryland to defend out country from the British invasion.  Find out about their exploits.  Presented by Ken McCrea.