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Products for grant CZ-50206-09

Lancaster County Campus of History
Thomas Ryan, Lancaster County Historical Society

Grant details:

The Worlds of Thaddeus Stevens & James Buchanan: Race, Gender, & Politics in the Civil War Era (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: The Worlds of Thaddeus Stevens & James Buchanan: Race, Gender, & Politics in the Civil War Era
Abstract: The Symposium will use both Congressman Stevens and President Buchanan as unique lenses through which to examine nineteenth-century political history with an in-depth look at party formation and re-formation; slavery, race and Civil Rights; and the shifting role of gender in nineteenth-century politics. Through the exploration and discussion of these issues, participants will gain a broader understanding of how social mores, geographic borders, and place influenced the policies and politicians of the United States in the critical years leading up to and following the Civil War.
Date Range: September 18-19, 2015
Location: Lancaster Campus of History, Lancaster PA
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: Symposium home page, from which a brochure may be downloaded and schedule viewed.

County, Commonwealth, and Country (Exhibition)
Title: County, Commonwealth, and Country
Curator: Barry Rauhauser
Abstract: For hundreds of years Lancaster Pennsylvania has helped to shape the story of America. County, Commonwealth and Country features stories that illustrate the effects that the people, culture and ideas from Lancaster have had on the American story. These stories and objects illustrate Lancaster's place in the history of the American landscape, Lancaster's role during times of turmoil and transition within the nation, its power to inspire innovation and artistry and the city and county's ability to produce some of the world's best products and most talented craftspeople.
Year: 2013
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: Virtual exhibition pages for County, Commonwealth, and Country. The exhibition itself can be found in the 2,000 square-foot Groff Gallery at and has been seen by more than 44,000 people since its inception. Research for the exhibition was made possible by the NEH's We the People Challenge Grant.