237- 249 West Main Street
(Rt. 322), Ephrata, corner of Oak St.
Come and listen to those delightful tunes like
“Tomorrow”, “Maybe” “Easy Street”, etc. when the musical “Annie” will be
performed at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center to a hopefully sold-out
audience of HSCV members, family and friends. Proceeds from that December
3rd performance are returned to the HSCV. All tickets are $25 each. There
are no reserved seats. However, an exception to that will be for physically
handicapped individuals who are unable to use the steps. Those individuals
will have reserved seating on the floor level. Please note – Tickets
for the December 3 show are available only through the Historical
Society either here see below, via telephone call at (717) 733-1616,
or by mail (with a check) to the HSCV. Tickets will NOT be available through
EPAC. This will be a great way to begin the festive Christmas season.
When ordering Tickets by
the first ticket is $27
additional ticket is $25.
September 24, No Meeting
Join us on the front lawn of the
Society's headquarters to view the Ephrata Fair Parade and enjoy hot dogs at the
Society's food stand.
October 22, In Their Own Words:
The Cocalico Valley's Men and Women of World War II.
Clarence E. Spohn will give a presentation of images, letters, and poetry by some of the local men and
women who served in the war, and whose writing appeared in The Ephrata
Review. These stories were unearthed while researching the author's latest
book What's Cookin' Among our Boys and Girls in the Armed Forces - The
Cocalico Valley and World War II.
Meetings are held
at 7:00 P.M. at the Ephrata Public Library, 550 S. Reading Road, Ephrata unless
otherwise stated. Open free to the public.
(In case of inclement weather, Society programs will follow
the Ephrata School District closing schedule.)
NOTE THE TIME CHANGE MEETING WILL BE AT 7:00 p.m.
Come on in and pull up a chair. Whether you are a
newcomer or an old timer you can get to know us and experience our rich
heritage. The Society was founded in 1957. There is so much to see and learn
about the Cocalico Valley. Visit the
Theodore R. Sprecher Museum
housed in the Connell Mansion in it's Victorian elegance. You will find
thirteen rooms of exhibits with collections from the early 1800's to present
and period room settings. Be sure to see the current feature exhibit. Quite
possibly you may want to do some
research in the library
with its wealth of local history and genealogy. Resource materials range
widely from the standard body of legal and church records to the specific
and unique resources focused on the Cocalico Valley. To get a glimpse of the
collections you can view an
online card catalog which includes files
through the year 2000. Current files can be perused in the library. You have
heard our story, maybe you have one too.
We would love to hear from you.
Friday November 21 – The HSCV will once again participate in the ExtraGive
24-hour marathon sponsored by the Lancaster County Community Foundation.
Last year, a total of more than $2,000,000 was netted by the various
Lancaster County non-profit organizations that registered. Thanks to
contributions from HSCV members and friends coupled with our share of LCCF’s
“stretch pool”, the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley received
$4,820 during that one day event. Let’s see if we can top that figure this
Click "Annie" poster below to view.
When ordering Tickets by mail
the first ticket is $27
each additional ticket is $25.
The Theodore R Sprecher Museum
features The Harry F Stauffer
exhibit, "His Many Faces" displays for you to see some of his works up close