Local History Bundle

Local History Bundle

Includes Both Publications… Watt & Shand: East, West, Hame’s Best and the Lancaster County Barn Tour Book.

Watt & Shand: East, West, Hame’s Best

This is the history of the Watt & Shand store that opened on March 9, 1878, at 20-22 East King Street in Lancaster, Pa. The store was an immediate success and provided domestic, foreign goods, notions, and dry goods. It became Lancaster’s largest and most enterprising store. The book begins with life in Orkney, Scotland, where Peter T. Watt grew up on a farm. He emigrated to America to live out the American dream. This is not only a history of the Watt & Shand store, but also the story of Peter Watt and his family. Anniversary celebrations are depicted and stories by former employees and patrons are provided as well. (132pp. full-color illus. Author, 2022.)

Lancaster County Barn Tour Book

The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County has partnered with the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley to create a LANCASTER COUNTY BARN TOUR. The tour is an ongoing, self-guided, exterior-only, driving tour of the beautiful historic barns of Lancaster County.

The LANCASTER COUNTY BARN TOUR will highlight some of the finest examples of historically and architecturally significant barns throughout Lancaster County and will include a beautiful, full color, keepsake tour book that you can purchase and use as a guide to view the exterior of the barns on your own. The 8 ½” x 11” tour book will include both historic and current photos of approximately 50 barns along with a detailed description of their significance to our history. In addition, the book will provide a Lancaster County map pinpointing the barn locations and will facilitate the SELF-GUIDED tour throughout our beautiful county. The BARN TOUR is being promoted as a “timeless” event. Using the tour book, you will be able to take the tour (at your leisure) over many weeks, months, or years. Barn interiors will not be open to the public. Most of these barns are “working” buildings located on private property. We will explicitly state in the Tour Book that you do not have access to any private property. All barns chosen for the tour are easily viewed from a public roadway. A few notable exceptions are those listed as public museums, restaurants, or an Environmental Center.

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