Message from the President
Dear LHS Members and Friends.
The season of celebrating our traditions is upon us and we wish all of you the best as you gather with family and friends!
As we look forward to celebrating the Lancaster Historical Society’s 35th Anniversary in 2024, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the members and potential members for their continued financial support. If you have not mailed in your membership for the 2023-2024 season, please do so using the application found on the website, lancasterhistoricalsociety.org, or send a check payable to LHS, P.O. Box 244, Lancaster, MA 01523.
Over the years, much time and energy has been invested in furthering our mission to preserve, protect and promote our heritage. “Mother Town” Lancaster is indeed rich! Sadly, due to recent and unforeseen circumstances we will be facing changes for the safekeeping of our LHS collections. Our goal presently is to find a new permanent home similar to those enjoyed by many of our “Daughter Towns”. More information will be shared at our Annual Meeting in 2024. Meanwhile, if you have any suggestions, please let us know!
With Peace and Goodwill to All,
Heather Lennon, President
Joan Richards, Secretary
Linnea Servey, Treasurer
Judy Elwell and Jay Moody, Members at Large
NOW ON SALE!
In commemoration of our 35th year we have produced our special 35th Anniversary “Limited Edition” Calendar – NOW ON SALE! Enjoy a yearlong series of 12 views of “Lancaster Past coupled with “Lancaster Present”.
Our Next Event
“Welcome to the Graveyard”
February 15, 2024 @ 6:30 pm
Speaker: Brenda Sullivan of “The Gravestone Girls”
“Welcome to the Graveyard!” is an illustrated ‘virtual tour’ chronicling cemetery art, history and symbolism. From colonial New England burial grounds of the 16 & 1700s, through the nation-wide rural cemetery movement of the 19th century and into 21st century locations, the program examines why we have cemeteries and gravestones, why they look like they do and how styles and art have evolved over almost 400 years. The presentation is robust with photographs of original gravestones and burial grounds from cemeteries visited by Gravestone Girls over many years. Lancaster gravestones and graveyards will also be featured.