A walking tour of locations in Columbia that played a role in the Underground Railroad has been added to the lecture schedule. The tour will be held Sunday, Nov.2 at 1pm, leaving from Banner Hall, 21 N. 2nd St.2014lectures2

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CHPS Slates Lectures For Late October and November

Columbia Historic Preservation Society will be hosting the following lectures in Banner Hall at the museum. We’re located at 21 N. 2nd. St. in Columbia.


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CHPS Isaac’s Fundraiser


Print out the flyer, fill it out, take it to Isaac’s on Centerville Rd. between 5pm and 9pm on Nov.4, and 25% of the bill goes to CHiPS. Good for eat-in or take-out

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Updated Bus Trips Through December

Here is a list of the updated bus trips we are sponsoring through the end of 2014.

Bus Trip Schedule- November and December 2014

Bus Trip Schedule- November and December 2014

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Updated Fall and Winter Bus Trips

*Sunday, November 2:  Origins of the Underground Railroad in Lancaster and York Counties Tour with Historian and Interpretive Guide, Randolph Harris, a catered group luncheon, and costumed re-enactors.  $75.00 per person due by September 28th;
*Sunday, November 9:  Escape for a full day (14 hours) to visit a variety of places sure to please and delight your senses on a fun MYSTERY trip for both men and women alike — adults only.  One meal will be included.  $75.00 per person due by October 5th.
*Tuesday, November 11:  New York, New York for the 95th Annual NYC Veterans Day Parade.  Salute our troops, veterans, and first responders in “America’s Parade” and enjoy free time to do-as-you-please in the city and in Central Park.  $60.00 per person due by October 12th.
*Sunday, November 30:  New York, New York for the sights and sounds of Christmas in New York City.  Free time to do-as-you-please in Rockefeller Center and Chelsea Market.  $65.00 per person due by October 26th.  
*Sunday, December 7 and Monday, December 8:  Overnight trip to historic Williamsburg, VA for the Grand Illumination Celebration, hotel accommodations with breakfast, admission to Colonial Williamsburg, holiday shopping, and other historic sites en route.  $250.00 per person ($500.00 per couple) based on double occupancy or $300.00 per single based on single occupancy due by November 2nd.
*Saturday, December 13:  Bellefonte, PA for Victorian Christmas, an historic downtown walking tour, and an extended dinner and shopping stop on the way home at the famous Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, PA.  $55.00 per person due by November 9th.
All trips will depart from Columbia, PA, and you will have plenty of free time for sightseeing and meals on your own.
Just a reminder:  I’ll need to have at least 30 reservations made one month prior to the trip date to be able to keep each trip, and checks for payment should be made payable to “Tiffani K. Lynn” and mailed to the address listed below.  Also, please feel free to share this information with any family, friends, co-workers, etc. who may be interested as well.
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1st Annual Albatwitch Festival


The 1st Annual Albatwitch Festival will be held in Columbia on Saturday, September 27. Click on the link to see the day’s schedule.  Lots of Food and Music. Also Ghost Tours

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Caring for Heritage Event

Caring for Heritage PosterThe First Annual Caring for Heritage event for all non profits from Columbia, PA and surrounding areas to participate and support their heritage. From yard sale, antiques,
bake sale and many other goodies will be available for sale at this event. Meet and experience Civil War life on display with demonstrations of life as a soldier and a woman’s care during Civil War. Meet the Invalid Corp., The Lancaster Fencibles, Author of Civil War children books Joel Moore that will donate all profits to the Columbia High School education fund.

Come and support your local non profits at this first annual event!
This a free of charge stand rental for the non profits to showcase their heritage and raise funds. 

Locust Street Park
500 Locust Street Columbia, PA 17512
Saturday, August 30, 2014
8 AM – 4 PM

Thank you sincerely,
Chris Vera
Director/Columbia Historic Preservation Society
(717) 684-2894

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