Nelson Polite


Nelson is a current board member of Lancaster, Conductor for the Society's Heritage Walking tours, a Re-enactor for “Living the Experience” Underground Railroad at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. A recently retired State of Pennsylvania employee, his research interests include local community history.




Shelia, as well as being a site host for the Society's Heritage Walking tours and member of the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society has held volunteer and board positions in many local  nonprofits.

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Tana Woodcock


Tana is a retired history teacher who is always searching for historic truth.


Kathleen Anderson

Vice President

Kathleen has been a member of the the Society for 13 years.  She is a site host for the Society's Heritage Walking tours, enjoys traveling and researching her family's genealogy.

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Betty Hurdle

Secretary-Corresponding & Recording

Betty is a founding member of Brightside Baptist Church, original member of the Society. Retired specialist. Former member and chair of the Community First Loan Fund.

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Shianne Hargrove

Archivist & Social Media Coordinator 

Shianne is an Information Specialist for LancasterHistory. Her interest in local African American history started in high school and extended into college, where she minored in African American Studies.