Featured Event

Stevens & Smith Center Ceremonial Groundbreaking

Monday, May 13, 2024
9am ET
| Commons on Vine, Lancaster County Convention Center

Join LancasterHistory for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Thaddeus Stevens & Lydia Hamilton Smith Center for History and Democracy on Monday, May 13, 2024! The event will begin at 9am in Commons on Vine in the Lancaster County Convention Center with coffee and pastries, followed by remarks from local dignitaries and figures such as Mayor Danene Sorace, Representative Ismail “Izzy” Smith-Wade-El, Representative Michael Sturla, and LancasterHistory President & CEO Thomas R. Ryan, Ph.D. After remarks, the public is invited to tour the Stevens & Smith Center for first behind-the-scenes looks at the space before construction officially begins.

This event is free and open to the public, but requires registration and space is limited. Registration is now open. Please click “Learn More” below.

A full-color image of the historic facades of Thaddeus Stevens' home and law office and the Kleiss Tavern on South Queen Street.