Landis Valley Museum

Landis Valley Museum Landis Valley Museum was once an actual crossroads village. Situated on 100 acres in scenic Lancaster, PA, it is a living history museum that collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets Pennsylvania German culture from the 1740s through the 1940s.
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Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum collects, preserves and interprets the history and material culture of the Pennsylvania German rural community from 1740 to 1940 and enhances understanding of their successful practices, interactions with others, and the impact on the state and nation for citizens of and visitors to the Commonwealth. The museum's richly layered story is the history of an early Pennsylvania German settlement, an unusual farm family, and the ongoing creation and exploration of a wonderfully diverse collection of artifacts. When brothers Henry Kinzer Landis (1865-1955) and George Diller Landis (1867 - 1954) opened the museum in 1925 at their Landis Valley residence, the area had been a small Pennsylvania German settlement since the mid 1800s. Expanded to its current size, we now invite visitors to experience 18th and 19th century village and farm life in Lancaster County, Pa, all in one visit. With over 100 acres and many historic buildings to explore throughout the four seasons, there's always something to see at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum.

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You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jun 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: What's in a Theme? - ...
06/09/2021

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jun 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: What's in a Theme? - Virtual Collections Showcase-June 2021-Infamous Persons and Events

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Topic: What's in a Theme? - Virtual Collections Showcase-June 2021-Infamous Persons and Events

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06/02/2021

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jun 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: What's in a Theme? - Virtual Collections Showcase-June 2021-Infamous Persons and Events

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05/26/2021

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jun 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: What's in a Theme? - Virtual Collections Showcase-June 2021-Infamous Persons and Events

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Join us on 20 May at 7:00 for this free virtual program. The Heirloom Seed Project was begun 35 years ago at the Landis ...
05/17/2021

Join us on 20 May at 7:00 for this free virtual program. The Heirloom Seed Project was begun 35 years ago at the Landis Valley Museum and continues to preserve heirloom seeds and the stories of those who have passed the seeds from generation to generation. The presentation includes tips for seed saving for home gardeners.

Registration is free but required. Please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocOuhrzouE9BPmWyeS1hqvsuq4dll4dnV

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Join us on 20 May at 7:00 for this free virtual program. The Heirloom Seed Project was begun 35 years ago at the Landis Valley Museum and continues to preserve heirloom seeds and the stories of those who have passed the seeds from generation to generation. The presentation includes tips for seed saving for home gardeners.

Registration is free but required. Please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocOuhrzouE9BPmWyeS1hqvsuq4dll4dnV

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Tomorrow is the night....hope to see you there!
05/10/2021

Tomorrow is the night....hope to see you there!

Tomorrow is the night....hope to see you there!

Happy Mother's Day from the staff of Landis Valley Museum!.  We hope that all the mothers have a wonderful day!  For mor...
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day from the staff of Landis Valley Museum!. We hope that all the mothers have a wonderful day! For more information on this glass https://5074.sydneyplus.com/Public/PHMC_ArgusNET/Portal/Portal.aspx?component=AAAL&record=ae95865b-a2ad-4e78-a5dd-1814051c7d0a

Happy Mother's Day from the staff of Landis Valley Museum!. We hope that all the mothers have a wonderful day! For more information on this glass https://5074.sydneyplus.com/Public/PHMC_ArgusNET/Portal/Portal.aspx?component=AAAL&record=ae95865b-a2ad-4e78-a5dd-1814051c7d0a

The next installment of What in a Theme is on Souvenirs and Swag.  Remember to vote for Landis Valley.  Zoom registratio...
05/07/2021

The next installment of What in a Theme is on Souvenirs and Swag. Remember to vote for Landis Valley. Zoom registration https://bit.ly/3xu8jsP

The next installment of What in a Theme is on Souvenirs and Swag. Remember to vote for Landis Valley. Zoom registration https://bit.ly/3xu8jsP

Please join us for the next installment of the What's in a Theme? - Virtual Collections Showcase.Museum professionals fr...
05/05/2021

Please join us for the next installment of the What's in a Theme? - Virtual Collections Showcase.

Museum professionals from Drake Well Museum, Erie Maritime Museum, Daniel Boone Homestead, Landis Valley Museum, and the Pennsylvania Military Museum will be presenting and discussing objects from their collections that relate to the shared theme of "Souvenirs & Swag."

To register, please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nbbKqpXbTU2QrmvDCVHmUA

Please join us for the next installment of the What's in a Theme? - Virtual Collections Showcase.

Museum professionals from Drake Well Museum, Erie Maritime Museum, Daniel Boone Homestead, Landis Valley Museum, and the Pennsylvania Military Museum will be presenting and discussing objects from their collections that relate to the shared theme of "Souvenirs & Swag."

To register, please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nbbKqpXbTU2QrmvDCVHmUA

Have you received a special gift from a school teacher?  If so, what was it?  For more information on this very colorful...
05/03/2021

Have you received a special gift from a school teacher? If so, what was it? For more information on this very colorful piece https://5074.sydneyplus.com/Public/PHMC_ArgusNET/Portal/Portal.aspx?component=AAAL&record=3402ed2b-e8a1-475c-92cf-6305a64ddaac

Have you received a special gift from a school teacher? If so, what was it? For more information on this very colorful piece https://5074.sydneyplus.com/Public/PHMC_ArgusNET/Portal/Portal.aspx?component=AAAL&record=3402ed2b-e8a1-475c-92cf-6305a64ddaac

Will be open for guided tours.  Space is limited so call ahead.  Limited number of buildings will be open.  We hope to s...
04/29/2021

Will be open for guided tours. Space is limited so call ahead. Limited number of buildings will be open. We hope to see you!!

Will be open for guided tours. Space is limited so call ahead. Limited number of buildings will be open. We hope to see you!!

04/29/2021
For our quilters and quilt lovers out there!  We love the many colors and patterns in this beautiful piece!  For more in...
04/26/2021

For our quilters and quilt lovers out there! We love the many colors and patterns in this beautiful piece! For more information https://5074.sydneyplus.com/Public/PHMC_ArgusNET/Portal/Portal.aspx?component=AAAL&record=19e1f836-581b-493f-b253-e715abe28a1e

For our quilters and quilt lovers out there! We love the many colors and patterns in this beautiful piece! For more information https://5074.sydneyplus.com/Public/PHMC_ArgusNET/Portal/Portal.aspx?component=AAAL&record=19e1f836-581b-493f-b253-e715abe28a1e

landisvalleymuseum,org
04/20/2021

landisvalleymuseum,org

landisvalleymuseum,org

Landis Valley Museum received a 2021 PA Museums Institutional Award of Merit for the current exhibit Thrown, Fired and G...
04/19/2021

Landis Valley Museum received a 2021 PA Museums Institutional Award of Merit for the current exhibit Thrown, Fired and Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond. Pictured is our curator Jennifer Royer holding the award. Congratulations to Jennifer and her team for all of their work in putting together this wonderful exhibit!

Congratulations to the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum for Thrown, Fired, Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond. This exhibit received a 2021 PA Museums Institutional Award of Merit. Check out this collection:https://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/redware-online-exhibit.pdf

Don't forget this great upcoming virtual program!  Registration is required for this free program. Please register at:ht...
04/18/2021

Don't forget this great upcoming virtual program!
Registration is required for this free program. Please register at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iJydnwCzROmTMPcDdZfzrA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Don't forget this great upcoming virtual program!
Registration is required for this free program. Please register at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iJydnwCzROmTMPcDdZfzrA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Don't forget tomorrow to vote for Landis Valley Museum!
04/14/2021

Don't forget tomorrow to vote for Landis Valley Museum!

Don't forget tomorrow to vote for Landis Valley Museum!

Don't forget to register.
04/11/2021

Don't forget to register.

Don't forget to register.

04/08/2021

A little fun for this Thursday's post!

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04/07/2021

Reminder! Registration is required for this free program. Please register at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iJydnwCzROmTMPcDdZfzrA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Just a little more Easter today.
04/05/2021

Just a little more Easter today.

Just a little more Easter today.

Please join us for the next installment of the What's in a Theme? - Virtual Collections Showcase. Museum professionals f...
01/13/2021

Please join us for the next installment of the What's in a Theme? - Virtual Collections Showcase. Museum professionals from Anthracite Heritage Museum, Drake Well Museum, Erie Maritime Museum, Hope Lodge, Landis Valley Museum, Old Economy Village, and the PA Lumber Museum will be presenting and discussing objects from their collections that relate to the shared theme of "winter & cold weather." Each site will have 5 minutes to make the case as to why their object best embodies the theme. Then, the audience will vote for their favorite. The winning site will get to host a future episode of this program and select a theme of their choice. Look for more PHMC Virtual Collections Showcase programs to happen on a regular basis throughout 2021. Thank you for your support of PHMC, and we look forward to having you join us!

Pennsylvania Trails of History
01/12/2021

Pennsylvania Trails of History

This Landis Valley Museum exhibit spotlights William Chester Ruth - an ingenious inventor who used ingenuity & intelligence to overcome immense obstacles. Learn about Ruth via PHMC's Virtual PA Farm Show Booth 👉 https://phmc.info/FarmShow2021

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2451 Kissel Hill Rd
Lancaster, PA
17601

accessible by bus via Red Rose Transit Authority

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Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum collects, preserves and interprets the history and material culture of the Pennsylvania German rural community from 1740 to 1940 and enhances understanding of their successful practices, interactions with others, and the impact on the state and nation for citizens of and visitors to the Commonwealth. The museum's richly layered story is the history of an early Pennsylvania German settlement, an unusual farm family, and the ongoing creation and exploration of a wonderfully diverse collection of artifacts.

When brothers Henry Kinzer Landis (1865-1955) and George Diller Landis (1867 - 1954) opened the museum in 1925 at their Landis Valley residence, the area had been a small Pennsylvania German settlement since the mid 1800s. Expanded to its current size, we now invite visitors to experience 18th and 19th century village and farm life in Lancaster County, Pa, all in one visit. With over 100 acres and many historic buildings to explore throughout the four seasons, there's always something to see at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum.

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Hoping that the Herb Faire will be back next year and that we are all healthy. In the meantime, does anyone have a list of the perennial vendors? I'm looking specifically for the lady who specialized in daylilies. She was usually positioned across from the small, gray stone building. I'd like to see if I can order plants from her online. Any help is appreciated! Thank you.
Any word on whether landis valley will open this spring/summer for visitors and we can use our passes this year?
Great presentation from Tim and the Belsnickel showed up too.
WE ALL KNOW 2020 HAS BEEN A CRAZY YEAR. MANY BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS HAVE BEEN PUSHED TO THE BRINK. I AM EXTENDING THE LANCASTRIAN GROUP TO LOCAL BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS TO ADVERTISE. POSTS WITH INFORMATION OR LOGOS WILL BE ALLOWED UNTIL DECEMBER 24 THIS YEAR. I WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON.
Our thanks to everyone that has donated so far to our ExtraGive campaign! So far $3,345 has been raised! You have until midnight tonight to make a donation - any amount is appreciated. To donate visit https://www.extragive.org/organizations/landis-valley-village-farm-museum-2d69e908-9589-418d-a4e7-4c6f976479f3
Our thanks to everyone who joined us last night for our presentation Thrown, Fired and Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond with our curator, Jennifer Royer. We hope that you enjoyed the program. If you missed it, we plan to have it available to view on our YouTube page soon.
Some more of our auction committee sharing some of their favorite items to bid on at our upcoming Online Benefit Auction which takes place Sept. 28 - Oct. 5. For more information visit https://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/event/benefit-auction-2020/ .
My flowers from the plant sale are blooming and beautiful. Excuse the weeds it’s been too hot to worry about them.
My Risser peas grows very well in Norway! Got seeds from you last fall.
We purchased heritage passes in December for ourselves and several family members as gifts. 😕 any idea when the museum and other spots along the trail will be reopening????
New casting project! After the major success of season 1, we are back!!!! #datingshow looking for #expats #swedishspeaking born abroad or in Sweden. That works in #farming #agriculture #winery #vineyard #grapes #animals #ranches #fruitfarm #veggiefarmer etc... anywhere around the world. Do you have any suggestions of fab single people that are owning their own farm or works with any of the above #tags ? 🙏 #swedesabroad or any generation #swedishamerican #swedishcanadian very welcomed to apply if you are fluent in Swedish! Please send suggestions to [email protected] feel free to share! Thanks ❤️ #bondesökerfru #jordenrunt #season2
Had an amazing two days at Harvest Days this weekend! Looking forward to next year!