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 Lancaster, NY Historical Society and Museum

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The following events are from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, except if shown differently


Sandy Starks

Will speak about The Roycroft Inn

September 16, 2018

The Roycroft Campus, the Roycroft way of life and it's story, began in 1897 with Elbert Hubbard,

a legendary man of vision, who founded the American Arts

and Crafts Movement in East Aurora, NY. For more than 20 years,

the Roycroft Campus was a center of entrepreneurship, creativity and learning.

It was a hub of activity with over five hundred working artisans and craftsmen,

drawing visitors from faraway places.


In 1905 the Roycroft Inn was opened to accommodate visitors and artisans looking to experience

 this emerging community and style. Prior to being an inn, it was the original print shop on the campus.

 The inn became a center of activity for this community. In 1986, The Roycroft Inn,

as part of the Roycroft Campus, received National Historic Landmark status.

Over a nine year period, with support from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation,

the inn meticulously underwent an $8 million dollar restoration,

to return it to it's original splendor. It was reopened for guests in 1995.


Join Roycroft enthusiast Sandy Starks as she takes you on a little journey

about the history of the ever popular Roycroft Inn and

hear some of the stories about the people connected to it ... then and now.


Civil War Day at the Little Red Schoolhouse

10 AM to 4 PM on October 13, 2018


Mark Janick

Will speak about Crystal Beach

November 18, 2018


Member's Christmas Party

December 9, 2018


Mark Lewandowski

Will speak about the Buffalo Central Terminal


If you grew up before the 1960’s the Buffalo Central Terminal should have a special place in your life.  Its huge concourse, the famed stuffed buffalo, and the clock kiosk were only small parts of the New York Central Terminal on the east side of Buffalo built in 1929

For our April 15th program we are privileged to have Mark Lewandowski of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation come to speak to us about the on-going efforts to preserve this beautiful Art Deco building.  Architects throughout the world recognize the building as one of the most prominent in the Art Deco style

            I am sure Mr. Lewandowski will provide you with the corporation’s  efforts to revive and re-purpose the terminal and make it a prominent part of the re-birth of the East Side of Buffalo, especially now with Buffalo experiencing a renaissance.  Photos and other displays will be available for your viewing. This will prove to be a most interesting program so mark your calendar now!



A book by Mary Jo Monin

"Once a Redskin"

Available now at the Historical Society for $15.00/ copy


A book by Town Historian Ed Mikula - "The Lancaster Story"

Available now at the Historical Society for $25.00/ copy


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Email: Secretary@lancasternyhistoricalsociety.org


Revised: July 5, 2018