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About Columbia Historic Preservation Society

Columbia Historic Preservation Society (CHiPS) 501c3 Organization 19-21 North Second Street, Columbia PA. The museum houses artifacts and publications and model train display.

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 … Continue reading

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1st Annual Albatwitch Festival

Albschedule 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

The 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. … Continue reading

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Origins of the Underground Railroad Tour Sat. 8/9 and Sun 9/14

Origins of the Underground Railroad in Lancaster and York Counties Heritage travelers will experience an excursion that highlights the rise of abolitionism and anti-slavery activism in Southeastern Pennsylvania, from about 1780 through 1860, focusing on visits to authentic sites and … Continue reading

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CHiPS 2014 Bus Trip Schedule *Updated 7/19/2014*

Please review all information as this page was updated 7/19/14. *Saturday, August 9:  An educational local history tour that spans 40 miles.  Learn an important part of our area’s rich history on the Origins of the Underground Railroad in Lancaster … Continue reading

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Maytown Memorial Day Celebration

We invite everyone to come by and visit our stand in Maytown, PA. during their annual Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 26 between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

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TUNNEL TALK—TUNNEL TALK—TUNNEL TALK

Chis Vera will  give a talk on ‘The Tunnels Under Columbia’. The talk will  take place on  Saturday, May 24 at 1:00 pm in the Columbia Historic Preservation Society’s  Banner Hall, 21 N. 2nd St. in Columbia. The public is invited to share their own  stories of tunnels in Columbia after the talk.  Donations … Continue reading

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