Explore the Museum

Museum Hours

Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. March through December.
Closed January & February

Other times by appointment.

The Theodore R. Sprecher Museum is housed within the magnificent Connell Mansion, built in 1868-69 in the Italianate style of Victorian architecture. Visitors are free to explore all three floors, containing 13 rooms teeming with artifacts from the Cocalico Valley.

Schools & Organizations welcome!  Free to the public.

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 William and Jemima Brossman Library at the Hamaker House 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.