the Conestoga Area Historical Society
Preserving the History
of the Penn Manor Area
Conestoga, Manor, Martic, Pequea Townships
and the borough of Millersville,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
The Conestoga Area Historical Society
Available for C.A.H.S. Donation: St. Mary's Pew Benches.
A limited number of pew ends from St. Mary's Catholic, Mission Church, Safe
Harbor, are being made available through a donation to the Conestoga Area
Historical Society. These are not to be confused with the pew doors that were
previously made available. The sides have the original 19th century light brown
faux grain paint. The bench's seat and back duplicate the original green paint.
The minimum length of the custom assembled benches is three feet. They may be
obtained for a donation of $300.00. Additional length benches may be ordered
in increments of $100.00 per foot. A one half of total amount deposit is required
at the time of the bench's reservation. The remaining amount must be given at
the time of the bench's completion and pick-up at the C.A.H.S. The benches will
be made by a C.A.H.S. craftsman. No definite completion dates can be given. A
sample bench may be seen at the C.A.H.S., 51 Kendig Road, Conestoga, PA.,
during museum hours: Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Reservation
arrangements may be made at that time. Also, one pew frontal panel is
immediately available for a $400.00 donation. It is faux grained painted, divided
into 7'4" long unit and measures 34" high.
Thomas D Grassel's
Gallery of Early Agriculture
The 2012 Exhibit at the Conestoga Area Historical Society featured the farm
models of Tom Grassel. Over the winter the property team constructed a room
dedicated to these models. Tom Grassel has been ever so kind to donate the
models to the CAHS. This new room is at the front of Gundel Hall and is
absolutely beautifully done. In addtion to the models, there are six monitors
which will be continously run which will show Tom Grassel and his family
and friends farming the land in the same spirit is was done in years gone by
prior to the the advent of mechanized farming.
I am attaching a link to a small video of the room housing Tom's models and
the Gallery. When visiting the Conestoga Area Historical Society, this gallery
is a must see exhibit.
Click on Green button to see the small youtube video