The Conestoga Area Historical Society

The Conestoga Area Historical Society Preserving the history of the Penn Manor School District serving Conestoga, Manor, Martic, Pequea Townships and Millersville Boro
Open Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 pm, mid-April through mid-December

The museum is now open for the 2019 season and so is our Cellar Museum Gift Shop. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 ...
04/27/2019

The museum is now open for the 2019 season and so is our Cellar Museum Gift Shop. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4. The gift shop takes cash or checks only for now. Lovely seasonal Spring decor available.

Atkinson House
04/16/2019

Atkinson House

Atkinson House
04/16/2019

Atkinson House

2019 Events at CAHS
04/16/2019

2019 Events at CAHS

03/01/2019
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We will be doing an exhibit on the Pequea Silver Mines this upcoming season! It’s very exciting and we are looking for any contributions, especially photos. So, look through your photos and see if you have any, and like us, the older the better!

01/13/2019

While the Society is closed until mid-April 2019, we continue to look for and need more docents. If you are interested in volunteering at C.A.H.S., please contact the Society at 717-872-1699 and our Docent Coordinator will be in contact with you.

12/01/2016

The Early American Candlelight Christmas will be held on Sat. Dec 10th 5-9 pm. Demonstrations will include blacksmith, pottery, tinsmith, broom maker, weaving and carpenter. Music by the General Reynolds Band and the Manor Singers. Refreshments in Gundle Hall and Harnish House Tavern. The flintlock pistol raffle will be drawn at 9pm. Watch out for the Belsnickle! This is our last event of the year. We close on Sunday Dec. 11 and reopen after Easter.

11/27/2016

Thank you for thinking of us during the ExtraGive fundraiser. We recieved $1525.00 from 22 donors. In addition, John Lahrs name was drawn for an additional $1000.00 from Benchmark Construction, one of the ExtraGive sponsors.

Be sure to donate to the Conestoga Area Historical Society on November 18th.
10/31/2016

Be sure to donate to the Conestoga Area Historical Society on November 18th.

Annual Fall Harvest Festival this weekend.  Saturday, September 24th from 10 - 4 and Sunday, September 25th from 12 - 4....
09/23/2016

Annual Fall Harvest Festival this weekend. Saturday, September 24th from 10 - 4 and Sunday, September 25th from 12 - 4. Lot of demonstrations sales of crafts made by local crafts persons, music and activities for children.

Looking for help this Saturday, May 14th around 8:30ish to help vacuum and clean the museum. Lots of cobwebs lurking. Br...
05/11/2016

Looking for help this Saturday, May 14th around 8:30ish to help vacuum and clean the museum. Lots of cobwebs lurking. Bring your shop vacs and come on down!

Save the date!  Saturday, June 4th is APPRAISAL DAY!
05/11/2016

Save the date! Saturday, June 4th is APPRAISAL DAY!

03/30/2016
Robin

Robin

Join us for the preview of the new show "farm redux", Thursday night from 7 - 9. Come on out and show your support!

Gaye
03/27/2016

Gaye

A beautiful day at CAHS to work on the garden. We continue to make progress for the new growing year. We were cleaning beds, weeding and preparing the soil today. With the help of John Stehman and Doc Heistand new soil was delivered and the the garden trash pile was removed. Luke Bunting helped to get the new soil in the squares while Lynda Like and Robin Franciscus Maguire raked the soil. I weeded the strawberry patch and pathways. Our canine friends Chauncey and Katy supervised. Remember to check in and see the garden updates!

03/24/2016
Robin

Robin

When you visit the Conestoga Historic Society's grounds, don”t forget to stop by and see the garden behind the Atkinson log house near the gift shop!
This garden style has its origin in the monasteries of medieval Switzerland. The garden is divided into four squares which were traditionally named for the four rivers that according to Biblical Old Testament writing, flow from the Garden of Eden.
The raised beds are separated by paths. In the center crossing of the paths, Yucca was planted if the family was Protestant; if they were Catholic, rosemary would be planted there. By the gate, sedum would be planted to ward off lightening strikes.
Some of the vegetables planted in the beds are onions, radishes, peas, beans, cabbage,lettuce, leeks, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, beets, cucumbers, and carrots. In early times tomatoes were thought to be poisonous and were only grown as an ornamental plant.
Herbs and flowers were grown in outer borders that surround the beds. A hops pole is at the lower end of the garden. Hops were used to make yeast for baking and beer making.
Take a stroll through the garden – children are welcome! Vegetables may be tasted so they can see where there food comes from! As the herbs grow and cuttings are available, you can take some home to use in your cooking.

Robin
03/19/2016

Robin

03/17/2016

CAHS meeting tonight at 7pm. All are welcome! Stop by to see how you can get involved!

Robin
03/14/2016

Robin

Robin
03/14/2016

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winter garden! come watch it grow! and maybe get your hands dirty

03/06/2016

2016 Docent Training
Come see the new show and get the inside information!
Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 9am

WHO: All CAHS docents, volunteers and prospective docents
WHAT:2016 show information and docent training
WHEN:Saturday March 19, 2016 at 9:00am
WHERE: Conestoga Area Historical Society – lower level

Contact John Forwood for information
717-283-5813 or [email protected]

03/03/2016

The monthly CAHS meeting has been changed to Thursday, March 17th at 7pm. All are welcome! See you there!

03/03/2016

Docents needed! If you're interested in this exciting opportunity, please attend our docent training for the new show on Sat. March 19th at 9am. We will chat with you as to what is involved. It is not hard to do, but takes a little while to learn about and get used to the museum. Just come down and see if you might want to try it!

Thank you Bonnie Martin for the great picture of CAHS!
02/11/2016

Thank you Bonnie Martin for the great picture of CAHS!

02/10/2016

Monthly CAHS meeting this Thursday, February 11th at 7pm. All are welcome! Stop on by to learn about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events.

12/16/2015

Thank you for another great season. The Historical Society is now closed for the season. Please join us in the spring for our new gallery exhibit and opening.

CAHS is proud to be part of The Extraordinary Give event.  As  Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving be sure to sup...
11/15/2014

CAHS is proud to be part of The Extraordinary Give event. As Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving be sure to support CAHS on November 21 by making your donation online.

09/06/2014

Annual Fall Fest scheduled for Saturday September 27th (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday September 28th (12 noon to 4 p.m.). Access the Society via Stone Hill Road to Kendig Road or Elm Street to Kendig Road due to Car Show being held on Main Street in Conestoga.

04/24/2014

Opening reception for new exhibit "Can You Hear Me Now"
on Thursday, April 24, 7 pm. Opening weekend April 26-27 from 1 - 4 pm

12/13/2013

CLOSED for the Season - due to the winter weather predicated for the weekend (Dec 14 & 15). The Society is now closed for the Season. Be sure to stop by the Society when we re-open in the Spring.

12/12/2013

CANCELLED - The Christmas Candlelight Event scheduled for December 14, 2013 is cancelled due to the severe weather that is forecasted for the area.

09/30/2013

Looking to become active in CAHS? Do you enjoy music? CAHS is in need of a volunteer to help coordinate and schedule musical groups for our Concerts from Conestoga series.

09/30/2013

Be sure to join the Society for the 16th annual Harvest Festival - Saturday October 19th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sunday October 21st from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

04/17/2013

Interested in becoming a volunteer ? If so, contact the Society to take part in our Museum Familiarization Training- AKA- Docent Training. It is a great way to learn about the museum, the displays, and artifacts.

We are spread thin, especially for docent coverage when we are open Saturdays and Sundays. Do not feel you have to be an expert on history or know the details on every item we have. None of us do. We will teach you what you need to know.

04/17/2013

The Society is now open for the season. Be sure to stop by and see the new exhibit.

02/12/2013

Be sure to check out the list of 2013 schedule on the Events page.

09/13/2012

Concerts from Conestoga series kicks off on Sunday, September 16th featuring Cold Springs Road (Folk and Americana).

The Conestoga Area Historical Society's cover photo
06/03/2012

The Conestoga Area Historical Society's cover photo

Concerts from Conestoga - February 2012
02/29/2012

Concerts from Conestoga - February 2012

01/20/2012

Looking for volunteer opportunities? The Society is looking for individuals to serve on the Board and various committees including docents, hospitality, housekeeping, newsletter, and property.

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51 Kendig Rd
Conestoga, PA
17516

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