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December 2016


Lantern Tours at Ephrata Cloister

December 27, 2016 @ 6:30 pmDecember 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Ephrata Cloister,

632 W Main St.

Ephrata,

PA

17522

United States


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December 27, 28, 29, and 30         6:30 pm – 8:00 pm  – Tours begin every half hour. These special theatrical tours take you back in time to visit Ephrata Cloister as it may have appeared in the 1700s. Led by our talented Student Historians they will introduce you to some of the people who once lived and worshiped at Ephrata.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 717-733-6600 beginning December 1st. Tickets are $10 adults, $9 Seniors, $7…

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June 2017


Election Day Riot: 1857 Washington

June 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm3:00 pm

LancasterHistory.org,

230 North President Avenue

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$8 – $15

Journey to Buchanan’s 1857 White House this June during your visit to Wheatland. Meet with President Buchanan and his cabinet as they discuss a multitude of topics, from political appoints to recent Democratic victories at the polls to their concerns about troubles in Kansas. A sudden, panicked request from Washington Mayor William B. Magruder takes Buchanan by surprise. How will Buchanan respond? Experience the debate and learn about Magruder’s request in this June’s Living History at Wheatland! The Living History…

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August 2017


Wheatland: The Early Years

August 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm3:00 pm

LancasterHistory.org,

230 North President Avenue

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$8 – $15

Step back in time to August 1851 as a Lancaster neighbor and friend comes to call on James Buchanan. Mr. Buchanan retired from his position of Secretary of State two years ago and has just started to enjoy his new lifestyle as a gentleman farmer. As a visitor, you will have a chance to meet the members of his family, including his niece Harriet Lane and his nephew James B. Henry, along with a variety of out-of-town guests such as…

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June 2018


General Hand Puppet Theatre

June 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am11:45 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$5

The premiere performance of the General Hand Puppet Theatre at the 2018 May Fair at Rock Ford Plantation was such a huge hit that it has now been scheduled for two additional performances on Sunday, June 24 at 11 am and 1 pm in the Rock Ford barn. This all-ages event is being presented in collaboration with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre. “The Hand Puppeteers worked so hard and are so dedicated that I thought they needed to keep the momentum…

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General Hand Puppet Theatre

June 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm1:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$5

The premiere performance of the General Hand Puppet Theatre at the 2018 May Fair at Rock Ford Plantation was such a huge hit that it has now been scheduled for two additional performances on Sunday, June 24 at 11 am and 1 pm in the Rock Ford barn. This all-ages event is being presented in collaboration with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre. “The Hand Puppeteers worked so hard and are so dedicated that I thought they needed to keep the momentum…

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December 2018


Marionettes in the Mansion

December 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$20

A joint production with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre, this approximately one-hour show will be staged in the mansion and will be a festive, whimsical and touching celebration of the life and times of General Edward Hand and his family featuring the talents of “Man of the Theatre” Robert Brock. The Unrestored Room on the second floor of Rock Ford will be transformed into a theatre, complete with lighting and seating, and additional rooms will be open and lit theatrically. See…

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Marionettes in the Mansion

December 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$20

A joint production with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre, this approximately one-hour show will be staged in the mansion and will be a fun, whimsical and touching celebration of the life and times of General Edward Hand and his family featuring the talents of “Man of the Theatre” Robert Brock. The Unrestored Room on the second floor of Rock Ford will be transformed into a theatre, complete with lighting and seating, and additional rooms will be open and lit theatrically. See…

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Marionettes in the Mansion: New Year’s Eve Benefit Gala

December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm9:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$100

Cocktail party, swag bag, sweets and savories, and champagne toast! A joint production with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre, this approximately one-hour show will be staged in the mansion and will be a fun, whimsical and touching celebration of the life and times of General Edward Hand and his family featuring the talents of “Man of the Theatre” Robert Brock. The Unrestored Room on the second floor of Rock Ford will be transformed into a theatre, complete with lighting and seating,…

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January 2019


Celebrate Twelfth Night with Marionettes in the Mansion

January 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$20

A joint production with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre, this approximately one-hour show will be staged in the mansion and will be a fun, whimsical and touching celebration of the life and times of General Edward Hand and his family featuring the talents of “Man of the Theatre” Robert Brock. The Unrestored Room on the second floor of Rock Ford will be transformed into a theatre, complete with lighting and seating, and additional rooms will be open and lit theatrically. See…

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November 2019


The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm9:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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