Author Archives: Columbia Historic Preservation Society

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.

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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“Before Columbia”

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Lloyd Mifflin Exhibit at Mount Bethel Cemetery

Paintings and artifacts will be on loan for an exhibit of Lloyd Mifflin’s work with a Fourth Friday reception on April 25, and Sunday April 27. Details in the link from  EngleOnline: http://news.engleonline.com/AdDesk/Htmlfiles/Readers/article.epc?id=101355

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Now Open on Saturdays!

Beginning  Saturday, April 26th, CHiPS will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm-4 pm! Hope to see you soon!

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CHiPS Bus Trips! Origins of the Underground Railroad Tour and more!

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 stories of … Continue reading

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Washington DC Bus Trip May 22nd!

Thursday, May 22: Traveling to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II and Korean War memorials. Lunch in Arlington, Va., at the Pentagon City Mall food court. Also included is a trip to the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, and a guided … Continue reading

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HO Model Railroad Layout 2013 Open House

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