The Euphrates Monastery is one of the oldest historic sites in Lancaster County.
In 1732, Conrad Beisel made a platform next to the Kokalika creek his home to prepare for the rapture. At the edge of the border, a growing community prayed, sang, worshiped, and worked: creating religious texts by hand and in their own printing press.
Three centuries later, this place became the first historical property of the state. The monastery has collected more than 3,000 artifacts to tell the story of the communities that made this place their home.
Test your knowledge of local history in this quiz based on five artifacts from the collection.