Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society

Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society Preserving the history and traditions of Hempfield.

The Purpose of the Amos Herr House Foundation and Historical Society is to maintain and preserve the history and traditions of the greater Hempfield area so that future generations might benefit and find enjoyment in this knowledge.

Volunteer Opportunity! Docents (Tour Guides) and Receptionists are needed for the 2019 season at the 1852 Herr Family Ho...
03/23/2019

Volunteer Opportunity! Docents (Tour Guides) and Receptionists are needed for the 2019 season at the 1852 Herr Family Homestead. The house is scheduled to be open on weekends beginning April 6th through the last weekend in October. Tour times are from 1-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Docents and Receptionists are asked to volunteer approximately once every five weeks during the season. If you love Landisville and history, please consider helping! Please call (717) 735-2525 for more details.

Want a sneak peek at the Amos Herr Community Festival this Sunday? Remember that the Tobacco Barn and Homestead are open...
09/21/2018
AHCF 2018 Program

Want a sneak peek at the Amos Herr Community Festival this Sunday? Remember that the Tobacco Barn and Homestead are open from noon to 3 pm for self-guided tours, but lots more going on at the event. See you Sunday!

Amos Herr Community Festival; 9/23/18--Entertainment schedule, map, and more!

Postponed! 39th annual Amos Herr Community Festival moved to 9/23! Crafts, Landisville Lions Club Antique & Classic Car ...
09/14/2018
Amos Herr Community Festival

Postponed! 39th annual Amos Herr Community Festival moved to 9/23! Crafts, Landisville Lions Club Antique & Classic Car Show, Tours of Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society Homestead and Tobacco Barn, Food vendors, and more! FREE admission (parking donation to Lions Club projects).

Amos Herr Community Festival

Pre-Registration is open for the 36th Annual Landisville Lions Club Antique and Classic Car Show! Always a crowd-pleaser...
05/11/2018

Pre-Registration is open for the 36th Annual Landisville Lions Club Antique and Classic Car Show! Always a crowd-pleaser at the Amos Herr Community Festival, this show benefits Lions Club projects and gives you a chance to show off your rides! Sunday, Sept. 16 (rain date 9/23) at Amos Herr Park in Landisville!

Pre-Registration is open for the 36th Annual Landisville Lions Club Antique and Classic Car Show! Always a crowd-pleaser at the Amos Herr Community Festival, this show benefits Lions Club projects and gives you a chance to show off your rides! Sunday, Sept. 16 (rain date 9/23) at Amos Herr Park in Landisville!

East Hempfield Township
09/19/2017

East Hempfield Township

What a day at our 38th Annual Amos Herr Park Community Fair! Started off slow with some sprinkles, but the cool temps and clouds made way for a very nice day! Hope you were able to get here and enjoy some of the festivities!

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard behind the scenes to make this a #HempfieldCommunity event, especially our presenters: East Hempfield Township, Landisville Lions Club, Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society, with Lancaster Kennel Club. Hats off to our sponsors Brimmer's License Service and Quality Custom Rides, LLC and Macaroni Kid Lancaster, PA. We have many more organizations, participants, crafters, and volunteers to thank--watch for photos soon!

See the program for the Amos Herr Park Community Fair and be prepared for all the fun going on Sunday!  Docents will be ...
09/14/2017
East Hempfield Township

See the program for the Amos Herr Park Community Fair and be prepared for all the fun going on Sunday! Docents will be on duty at the Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society and at the Tobacco Barn, plus there will be a display of tractors! Thanks to Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes & Crematory for providing a free golf cart shuttle (see map in program for stops) to help everyone get around to all the sights!

Here's all the fun going on Sunday at the Amos Herr Park Community Fair so you can plan your day! Landisville Lions Club Antique&Classic Car Show! Lancaster Kennel Club Responsible Dog Owner Day! Tours of Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society and Tobacco Barn! New Shuttle by Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes & Crematory! Dutch Country Helicopters, Inc. rides! More than 70 crafters and food vendors! See you Sunday, Sept 17, 11am-4pm at Amos Herr Park in Landisville. Questions? Contact Laura L. Dalton at [email protected] #HempfieldCommunity

Share with your friends and family! Coming up soon! Sun., Sept. 17, 11 am-4 pm. Lots to do and see. Crafts, Landisville ...
09/08/2017
Annual Community Fair Planned | TownLively

Share with your friends and family! Coming up soon! Sun., Sept. 17, 11 am-4 pm. Lots to do and see. Crafts, Landisville Lions Club Car Show, Food. Live entertainment, Lancaster Kennel ClubLancasterKennelClub Responsible Dog Owner Day, live dancing demos. Tours of the Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical SocietyAmos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society and Tobacco Barn. Dutch Country Helicopters, Inc. rides!

0 Community Events-General Annual Community Fair Planned The 38th annual Amos Herr Park Community Fair, produced in cooperation with East Hempfield Township, Landisville Lions Club, and the Amos Herr House and Historical Society, will take place at the park, 1700 Nissley Road, Landisville, on Sunday...

Spring 2017 Newsletter
03/12/2017

Spring 2017 Newsletter

10/26/2016

The last day for tours this year will be Sunday, October 30th. We will re-open next spring. Thank you to everyone who has visited this year!

Thank you #GSMroofinggrg2016!
09/16/2016

Thank you #GSMroofinggrg2016!

Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society

Amos Herr Dream Park
09/11/2016

Amos Herr Dream Park

On this #911Day, our team will have a moment of silence during our morning meeting. Then we'll spend the rest of this National Day of Service building our community through relationships, teamwork and, yes, a playground. How will you remember and serve today? #buildyourcommunity

The tobacco barn will be open for the first time on Sunday, September 18th during the Country Fair!  Visitors can see ex...
09/03/2016

The tobacco barn will be open for the first time on Sunday, September 18th during the Country Fair! Visitors can see exactly what a tobacco barn looks like. Tobacco wagons will be displayed along the road leading to the House. Don't miss this event!!

Honey Run Photos are posted!  View them here and relive the fun! http://hempfieldrec.com/photo-galleries/
08/31/2016

Honey Run Photos are posted! View them here and relive the fun! http://hempfieldrec.com/photo-galleries/

Amos Herr Honey Run photos are posted! Thanks again to our co-presenter Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society, volunteers Hempfield High School Cross Country, sponsors Dutch Gold Honey, Sardina Dental Group, photographer Victor H Aulestia and all the participants for a great family event! Photos here: http://hempfieldrec.com/photo-galleries/

08/30/2016

Join us Sunday, September 18th at Landisville's Annual Country Fair! Self guided tours of the House will be available from 12pm to 4pm. The tobacco barn will also be open!

Register on Site Sunday at 4pm~print out your form here and see the course map here www.hempfieldrec.com/amos-herr-honey...
08/27/2016

Register on Site Sunday at 4pm~print out your form here and see the course map here www.hempfieldrec.com/amos-herr-honey-run/

Are you ready for the 17th annual Amos Herr 5K Honey Run Sunday? Need a look at the course map? Did you forget to register and wish you were running or want your kids in the Kids' Color Fun Run? All your questions can be answered here: www.hempfieldrec.com/amos-herr-honey-run/ BEE There or BEE Square! #DutchGoldHoney #SardinaDental #HempfieldRec #HerrHomestead

#gsmroofinggrg2016
08/15/2016

#gsmroofinggrg2016

03/11/2016

Do you enjoy history and meeting new people? The Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society is looking for new volunteer docents and receptionists to join our team in 2016. Docents give interpretive tours to guests on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-4pm during tour season. Receptionists greet guests and take donations from visitors during weekend operating hours. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in volunteering only 3 hours every 4 to 6 weeks in one (or both) of these positions, please reach out to us!

Time to think about our biggest fundraiser for the Amos Herr House Foundation!  It's almost Honey Run time!  Get the wor...
07/23/2015

Time to think about our biggest fundraiser for the Amos Herr House Foundation! It's almost Honey Run time! Get the word out to friends and family about this great evening fun run (new COLOR RUN) for Kids and 5K! Go here for details and to register online (pre-registration deadline is 8/8)
http://hempfieldrec.com/amos-herr-honey-run/

A view of the Amos Herr Park from the front walk of the Herr Family Homestead.  Today is a perfect day to enjoy the park...
05/17/2015

A view of the Amos Herr Park from the front walk of the Herr Family Homestead. Today is a perfect day to enjoy the park and a tour of the House.

The House is open for tours every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm- 4:00pm (the last tour begins at 3:30pm). Please come visit us soon!

Our beautiful Saucer Magnolia turns 100 years old this year!  The tree was planted in 1915 and has been designated a "Fa...
04/19/2015

Our beautiful Saucer Magnolia turns 100 years old this year! The tree was planted in 1915 and has been designated a "Famous and Historic Tree," by American Forests (a non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving our environment since 1875.)

View the magnificent pink blooms during your tour of the Homestead, every Saturday and Sunday 1pm-4pm.

Have you seen the most recent issue of the Herr House Happenings?  The House Re-Opens Saturday, April 11th!  Bring your ...
04/01/2015

Have you seen the most recent issue of the Herr House Happenings? The House Re-Opens Saturday, April 11th! Bring your friends and family out for a visit!

03/22/2015

Join us this afternoon at 2pm for an informative docent meeting and training session! All are welcome to attend.

03/07/2015

Ever consider becoming a docent?

On Sunday, March 22nd at 2pm, The Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society will be hosting a docent training session for both new and returning docent volunteers at the Amos Herr House. If you or anyone you know is interested in history, please join us at this interesting event!

11/12/2014

Please join us on Thursday, November 20th for our final lecture of 2014! Lecturer Robert Martin Keen of Landisville will discuss saffron and the role it played on his family's Lancaster county farm.

The lecture is FREE and will be held at the East Hempfield Municipal building at 7:00 pm.

Hope to see you there!

Please note that ongoing renovation is still taking place at Herr Homestead until early April 2015.  You can enjoy Ethel...
09/10/2014
Herr Homestead Will Be Closed | TownLively

Please note that ongoing renovation is still taking place at Herr Homestead until early April 2015. You can enjoy Ethel's Garden and the grounds while we make sure we have the house ready for tours again.

The 1852 Herr Homestead in Landisville will be closed until early April 2015 due to ongoing renovations necessitated by water damage. However, Ethel's Garden and the grounds will continue to be open for visitors to stroll and enjoy.

Check out the latest edition of the Herr House Happenings for information about the 2014 Country Fair and The 15th Annua...
07/21/2014

Check out the latest edition of the Herr House Happenings for information about the 2014 Country Fair and The 15th Annual Honey Run. Don't miss the interesting history of Dutch Gold's honey bear on page 3!

If you are still interested in registering for The 15th Annual Honey Run, please visit: www.hempfieldrec.com/amos-herr-honey-run.

Still time to train for the Amos Herr 5K Honey Run, co-sponsored by the Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society,...
07/08/2014

Still time to train for the Amos Herr 5K Honey Run, co-sponsored by the Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society, on Sun., Aug. 24, so take advantage of the pre-registration discount by picking up a form at Hempfield Area Recreation Commission or registering online-- details and forms/links at http://hempfieldrec.com/amos-herr-honey-run/

06/30/2014

The Amos Herr House is CLOSED to the public due to emergency repairs (6/30/14).

Amos Herr 5K Honey Run and Kids' Fun Run is coming soon--register now, or just come out an watch the fun! http://www.her...
06/24/2014
Hempfield

Amos Herr 5K Honey Run and Kids' Fun Run is coming soon--register now, or just come out an watch the fun! http://www.herrhomestead.org/Honey%20Run.htm

Run Presented by: $100 Cash Prize and Honey Bear Trophy to Overall Male and Female First Place Finishers All proceeds benefit restoration projects at the 1852 Herr Family Homestead in Landisville and Hempfield Area Recreation Commission.

Spring Newsletter, pgs 2 & 3.
06/09/2014

Spring Newsletter, pgs 2 & 3.

10/10/2013

Don't miss AHHF's final event of 2013, "Show and Tell," next Thursday evening- October 17th. All lectures are FREE and open to the public. Join us at 7pm in the East Hempfield Township Municipal Building.

We had a great day at the Amos Herr Park Country Fair--more than 70 signs were sold and many memories were shared as lot...
09/16/2013
Long-lost signs are big draw at East Hempfield fair - News - LancasterOnline.com

We had a great day at the Amos Herr Park Country Fair--more than 70 signs were sold and many memories were shared as lots of folks stopped by the booth and looked. Kudos to the members of the Board who did such a great job with the display and cleaning up the signs for the public. And thanks to Jim Stauffer for a nice WWII display with his "News from Home." Beautiful day and lots of education for the public!

Troy Kiehl of Ephrata and his mother, Doris Kielh of East Petersburg, along with John Houston, Landisville, look at the old road signs at Amos Herr Park.

 Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society will have a booth at this event and will be featuring the vintage stree...
09/10/2013

Amos Herr House Foundation & Historical Society will have a booth at this event and will be featuring the vintage street signs from Landisville--get one for you or for a friend to have as a keepsake! Don't forget that the house will be open from 1-4 p.m. as well for tours! Join us Sunday, 9/15 for a great event!

Have you heard about the great new feature at the Amos Herr Park Country Fair this year? The Lancaster Kennel Club will be promoting AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day with lots of dog demonstrations, a Best in Show Dog Show/Meet & Greet, Micro Chipping Clinic (fee), Canine Good Citizen Testing (fee), and an all-day Kids' Art corner! Join us for our other time-tested events--the Landisville Lions Club Car Show, Crafts, Food, Live Entertainment, tours of the Amos Herr House and more! Put this Sunday, Sept. 15--11am-4pm on your calendar to come join us at Amos Herr Park for a fun time for the whole family!

Buzzz on over to the Amos Herr 5K Honey Run and Kids' Fun Run on Sunday, Aug. 25, for an evening of fun! If you pre-regi...
08/24/2013

Buzzz on over to the Amos Herr 5K Honey Run and Kids' Fun Run on Sunday, Aug. 25, for an evening of fun! If you pre-registered, don't forget to save time and pick up your race bag (with great goodies and a honey bear as well as your race number and more!) at the Amos Herr House in A.Herr Park on Saturday between 1 and 3:30 p.m. If you forgot to pre-register, print out this registration form and bring it to the race on Sunday ready to go! http://www.hempfieldrec.com/13honeyrunform.pdf Proceeds go to Hempfield Area Recreation Commission scholarships and Amos Herr Foundation renovation projects. Join us!

Our vegetable and herb garden is at it's peak!
07/28/2013

Our vegetable and herb garden is at it's peak!

14th Annual Honey Run is coming up soon!  Did you know that net proceeds benefit restoration projects at the 1852 Herr F...
07/23/2013
Hempfield Area Recreation Commission

14th Annual Honey Run is coming up soon! Did you know that net proceeds benefit restoration projects at the 1852 Herr Family Homestead? Click on Hempfield Area Recreation Commision's e-newsletter below to get more information and to register (or send to friends who may be interested). While you are at it, if you don't already get the HARC Highlights, subscribe to the monthly e-mail to get details on community events and programs.

Events, Trips, Discounts and More!

06/16/2013

Happy Father's Day!

Fresh rain makes for a beautiful garden. Our roses are already starting to bloom!
05/20/2013

Fresh rain makes for a beautiful garden. Our roses are already starting to bloom!

05/19/2013

Looking for something to do on this cloudy Sunday? Join our docent, Heather, for a tour. The Amos Herr House Museum is open for tours until 4pm.

05/18/2013

Out and about for the Sertoma Chicken Barbeque? Take a ride over to Landisville and visit the Herr House while you're in the area!

05/15/2013

Did you know: Before the The Herr Family Homestead became a museum, it was occupied by three generations of the Herr Family? You can learn all about the Herr Family genealogy in the Museum's library.

05/03/2013

Don't have plans for the upcoming weekend? The Amos Herr House is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm.

Join us for a tour!

05/02/2013

Did you know: The Herr Family was one of the first families to settle in the Lancaster area? The original William Penn land grant was signed in 1844 and is on display in the parlour of the House!

Address

1756 Nissley Rd
Landisville, PA
17538

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Homestead Hours of Operation Saturdays & Sundays 1:00pm - 4:00pm Open from April through October. Admission by donation

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