The Pennsylvania Historical Association’s 2018 annual meeting will be held in Lancaster from October 11-13 and hosted by  The conference theme will be “City, County, Commonwealth, and Country: Local and Regional History as America’s History.”’s Campus of History

Questions should be directed to program chair Michael Birkner ( or local arrangements chair Tom Ryan (

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Updated: 9/14/2018

Thanks to our Sponsors

Red Rose Presenting Sponsors (Gold)

Penn Square (Silver)

  • Saint Joseph’s University History Department
  • Temple University Press

Dutch Country (Bronze)

  • American Studies Program at Penn State, Harrisburg
  • Conestoga Area Historical Society
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Lancaster City Office of Promotion
  • Shippensburg University Applied History Graduate Program

Thursday Opening Reception & Keynote

  • Millersville University Honors College

Friday Evening Keynote

  • Saint Joseph’s University History Department

Saturday Morning Plenary

  • Franklin & Marshall College

Session Sponsors

  • Historic Lancaster Walking Tour, Corp.
  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Coffee Break Sponsor

  • Department of History, Millersville University
  • The McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Special Thanks to… The African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania, The Conestoga Historical Society, Edward Hand Medical Museum, Ephrata Cloister, The Historical Society of Cocalico Valley, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, The Historic Lancaster Walking Tour Corp, Lancaster County Conservancy, The Mennonite Historical Society, National Toy Train Museum, Penn State University Press, Penn State University Harrisburg, Rock Ford Plantation, Temple University Press, and the University of Penn Press.