ATTENTION: THE FACILITIES OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE COCALICO VALLEY REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC  OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION FOR ITS MEMBERS AND STAFF.  IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL (717)733-1616 OR EMAIL HSCV@cocalicovalleyhs.org

      The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley (HSCV) regrets to announce that the Annual Show and Tell program scheduled for January 27, 2021, has been canceled. 

      Additionally, with respect for continued COVID-19 protocols, the board of directors has made the difficult decision to keep the museum and research library closed to the public until further notice. 

      While the society remains closed to visitors, staff will continue to work behind the scenes and may be able to help with simple research requests.  Anyone with questions may call (717)733-1616 or email hscv@cocalicovalleyhs.org.  Future updates will be announced on the website at www.cocalicovalleyhs.org and the society’s Facebook page. 

      The continued support of the community and HSCV membership is greatly appreciated. 

 

 

HSCV Third in series of Educational Videos

The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley is pleased to present the third installment of educational videos. In this video, you will learn about the Connell marriage. While the HSCV remains closed to the public out of an abundance of caution for our volunteers and visitors, we hope that these videos will provide a peek into our museum and the work that continues behind the scenes. As a non-profit organization, we rely mostly on the generosity of our members and donors. For those that have provided continued support through these unprecedented times, we cannot begin to thank you enough! For those interested in learning how you can become a member or make a donation, please visit the Membership page on our website here: https://www.cocalicovalleyhs.org/memberships or call (717)733-1616.

 

 

HSCV Produces Second in series of Educational Videos

The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley is pleased to present the second installment of educational videos. In this video, you will learn about the Connell genealogy. While the HSCV remains closed to the public out of an abundance of caution for our volunteers and visitors, we hope that these videos will provide a peek into our museum and the work that continues behind the scenes. As a non-profit organization, we rely mostly on the generosity of our members and donors. For those that have provided continued support through these unprecedented times, we cannot begin to thank you enough! For those interested in learning how you can become a member or make a donation, please visit the Membership page on our website here: https://www.cocalicovalleyhs.org/memberships or call (717)733-1616.

 

 

 

HSCV Produces Educational Video

The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley is pleased to share the first (of hopefully more!) videos focusing on the history of our museum, and the Connell family who built it. While the HSCV remains closed to the public out of an abundance of caution for our volunteers and visitors, we hope that these videos will provide a peek into our museum and the work that continues behind the scenes. As a non-profit organization, we rely mostly on the generosity of our members and donors. For those that have provided continued support through these unprecedented times, we cannot begin to thank you enough! For those interested in learning how you can become a member or make a donation, please visit the Memberships tab on this website or call (717)733-1616. A detailed re-opening plan is in the works, and we hope to be able to welcome visitors in early 2021. Thank you again for your continued interest in and support of the HSCV….We hope to see you soon! 

 

 

Welcome to The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley

     The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley (HSCV) invites you to explore the following pages and, better still to visit us in person, to discover the fascinating heritage associated with this area of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

     The HSCV was formed in 1957 as a project of the Ephrata Recreation Center. In 1961 the Society purchased the beautiful Victorian Italianate Connell Mansion built in 1869. That structure now houses the three-story, 13-room Theodore Sprecher Museum. In 1989, the Society purchased the adjacent English tudor-style home and converted it into the William and Jemima Brossman Library and Research Center at the Hamaker House.

Museum Hours

Museum Hours

Saturday, 10:00 A. M. to 4:00 P.M.

The Museum will be closed Saturday, July 4th & Saturday, December 26th in observance of Independence Day & Christmas. Other times by appointment with a 24 hour notice.

Schools & organizations welcome!

Free to the public.

Research Library

Research Library

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

9:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Saturday

8:30 A.M. - 5:00

Closed Saturday, July 4th & December 26th

Our Mission

We are dedicated to discovering, gathering and preserving materials and data relative to the community known as the Cocalico Valley. All items in the museum collection were either made in the Cocalico Valley or were used by and/or owned by people living in the area. The Cocalico Valley encompasses ten municipalities in Northern Lancaster County — the Boroughs of Adamstown, Akron, Denver, and Ephrata and the Townships of East and West Cocalico, Clay, Ephrata, West Earl, and a portion of Earl.

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