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Museum Hours
Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Other times by appointment with a 24 hour notice.

Schools & Organizations welcome!
Free to the public.

2018 The Many Faces of the Cocalico Valley Exhibit 

This special exhibit, “The Many Faces of the Cocalico Valley.” The exhibition is designed to both recognize and celebrate the countless men and women who inhabited the Cocalico Valley and contributed in a variety of ways to its development over the centuries.

This exhibit, through the use of photographic portraits and artistic portraiture, presents only a sampling of the people who in their own personal way contributed to the development of the boroughs of Adamstown, Akron, Denver and Ephrata, and the townships of Clay, Ephrata, East Cocalico, West Cocalico, West Earl and the portion of Earl Township included in the Society’s scope.

A special feature of the exhibit will be a display of memorabilia from the military career of Ephrata native General William Thomas Hobbins, USAF, Retired, the only 4-star general to come out of the Cocalico Valley.

The  exhibit is open through the end of December 2018. The museum is open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by special arrangements.


Research Library

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.

Research Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Saturday 8:30 A.M. – 5:00