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Mission Statement






                  Mission Statement  
                           of the
        Southern Lancaster County 

                      ("Solanco")
               
                 Historical Society         




        Visitors entering the Robert Fulton Birthplace.


Formed in 1970, the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization with a mission:

    • To research local history and ancestry;
    • to educate members and the public about the significance of Southern Lancaster County;
    • to preserve and maintain historical documents, records and artifacts of our local heritage so that these treasures are not lost to future generations; and
    • to preserve, maintain and provide tours of the Robert Fulton Birthplace, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (#66000670) in 1966, as well as other historic buildings on the birthplace property.




Member-volunteer Vernon Ringler provides a
guided tour of the Robert Fulton Birthplace.