Welcome to the Cocalico Valley Historical Society
"WWII and the Cocalico Valley"
From Saturday, November 17, 2012 running through September 28, 2013 the Society will honor those veterans of World War II with an exhibit. A special feature of the exhibit will be a wall of 105 photographs (mostly period) of WWII veterans who were residents of the Cocalico Valley at the time they entered the service. In addition to the wall of veterans' photographs, the exhibit will include displays addressing "Defense At Home", "Home Front Support" and "WWII Memorials of the Cocalico Valley". Display cases will exhibit military uniforms, accoutrements and medals. Also displayed will be a small grouping of war relics brought home from the Pacific Theater of War. In addition, a sampling of objects left by visitors at the grave of Major Dick Winters in Bergstrasse Lutheran Cemetery, Ephrata Twp will be on display. You will not want to miss it!
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Saturday 8:30 A.M. - 4:00
The Theodore R. Sprecher Museum Hours
Saturday, 10:00 A. M. to 4:00 P.M.
Other times by appointment with a 24 hour notice
Free to the public.
Educational and civic group tours can be arranged.
(717) 733-1616 or EMAIL HSCV@cocalicovalleyhs.org
The research library of the Society contains a wealth of information, in various forms on local history and genealogy. In addition to books and periodicals the library houses print information in a variety of other formats, manuscripts, photographs, and microfilm materials. All library materials excepting new acquisitions are cataloged and all are available to library patrons. Most items can be photocopied, and photographs can be scanned and printed or scanned and saved electronically.
For a more complete listing of library resources please refer to our explanations of services. The library is available both to members and to non-members of the Society; the $3.00 daily use fee is waived as a benefit of membership.