Explore the Museum

Museum Hours
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m .
Other times by appointment.

Schools & Organizations welcome!  Free to the public.

“Fresh Findings From the Past”

The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley is pleased to announce the opening of its exhibit—“Fresh Findings From the Past”, in its museum located at 249 West Main St, Ephrata, PA. The exhibit, which occupies two of the museum’s first floor display rooms, featuring an eclectic sampling of artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, etc. which have been acquired by the Society, either by donation or purchase, during the past 10 years and which have never previously been exhibited to the public. The exhibit includes approximately 160 artifacts dating from the 18th through the 20th centuries representing all of the municipalities located within the Cocalico Valley. Items range from rare one-of-a-kind manuscripts to more common utilitarian items such as plastic advertising items dating from the 1950’s.

Research Library

Research Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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 to members and non-members of the Society; the $3.00 daily use fee is waived as a benefit of membership.