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Arts & Museums
National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia has a huge collection of time-related objects. Opened in 1977, today it houses over 12,000 artifacts including timepieces, clocks and watches spanning several eras and countries. It has one of the widest horological items in North America. The museum also undertakes educational programmes for children and teachers for effective time-keeping techniques. Check website for more details.
The North Museum of Natural History & Science features extensive collections and engaging hands-on exhibits regarding science, technology, and natural history. Central Pennsylvania's largest, the Museum's planetarium offers a variety of programs every Saturday and Sunday.
Isadore is a fine art gallery that offers monthly rotating exhibits from a worldwide array of artists, whose contemporary works include paintings, sculpture, drawings, ceramics, videos, and photography. Isadore Gallery also sponsors gallery talks, performances and lectures throughout the year.
Annex 24 is Lancaster's creative hot spot art gallery with a fluid mix of eclectic paintings and fine art photography; art in motion. Dynamic monthly exhibits and multi-media presentations are always featured. Large format displays, installations exploring artistic creativity, comfortable chairs and worthwhile conversation are all offered.
Housed in the 1912 Beaux Art-style Lancaster Trust Building, the Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum's permanent collection includes authentic 18th through 20th century Lancaster County Amish quilts, decorative needlework, clothing and other regional textile arts. The museum also features Treats Creamery & Cafe and professionally developed educational programs.
Adjacent to the Lancaster Central Market, "the Heritage Center Museum collects, preserves and interprets Lancaster County's history and decorative arts through its permanent collection, annual exhibitions and education programs." Situated in two historic 1790s buildings, the former City Hall of Lancaster and the Masonic Lodge No. 43, the Heritage Center Museum is part of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County, Inc., which also operates the Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum.
The Demuth Museum was created to promote the work of Charles Demuth, maintain his home as a museum and art gallery, and to preserve the adjacent 18th century buildings that belonged to the Demuth family for five generations.
"One of the largest cultural organizations in the region responsible for an extensive collection of works by contemporary regional artists," the Lancaster Museum of Art is a non-profit community arts center that is housed in the historic Grubb Mansion. The Lancaster Museum of Art hosts 15 to 17 exhibitions of contemporary visual arts each year. These include paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and ceramics, many of which are done by local and regional artists.
Visit this restored trolley car which is among the items displayed at the borough
Designed for children ages two to ten, Hands-on House, Children
This museum features two pieces of original equipment, early fire company minutes, pictures, and such memorabilia as helmets and parade uniforms.
A living history village and farm, Landis Valley Museum collects, preserves and interprets the history and culture of the Pennsylvania German rural community from 1740 to 1940. The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.