"Professionally, I mostly do oil landscapes, but I love working in pencil," she said.
Improvements in printing technology allow use of pencil drawings for reproduction. In the past, pencil drawings would have had to be traced in pen to allow them to be printed.
Although some of the calendar's contributors prefer to work from the building itself, White says she has no problem using photographs of her subjects. "I always do it from one of the old photos," White said of her annual contributions to the calendars. "That way, I get them the way they were in the 1800s."
That was a necessity for the Eldora store. Built in 1874 to serve the Fulton Township village of the same name. Eventually the store was turned into a farmhouse. It burned down in 1962.
She had to make some assumptions when she drew the store, White said.
"There were branches coming down, although there were no leaves and I had to guess about how the house looked because the porch was in deep shadow. I had to guess what would have been in the shadow," she said. "I looked at the rest of the house and, using that, I had to guess where the windows were."
The society's calendar committee tries to match the artist and the assignment.
"If somebody's really good with certain things, we try to assign certain pictures to them. For instance, [the late] Doris Hough was really good with horses, so if there were horses in the photograph, we would give it to her," White said.
A professional since 1997, White has practiced her art since she was a child.
"My father was an artist and I started quite young. I went to school for it in New York City," she said.
Also contributing to the 2018 calendar were:
Ruth Lefever, who drew the McSparran/Hough house on Drumore Township's Slate Hill Rd. for the January calendar.
Colleen Shoemaker, who drew the E.B. Fritz & Sons warehouse on Quarryville's E. 4th St. for the February calendar. Built in 1908 the warehouse also served as a feed mill. It is now part of the Holzhauer family's Quarryville Agway operation.
The late Steve Roka, who drew the Beck Brothers Gas Station in New Providence. The drawing originally appeared in the 1985 calendar and has been reprinted for April as a tribute to Roka, who died in March, 2017.
Amy Mueller, who drew the Sylvan-Terrace Mansion in Fulton Township for the May calendar. The house was built in the mid-1800s.
Christiean Sensenig, who drew the Maule House in Colerain Township for the June calendar. The house was built in 1882 and is now the home of the fifth generation of the Maule family.
Mark Phillips, who drew three boys playing at Turkey Hill in Wakefield, Fulton Township, for the July calendar.
Novelda Ferguson, who drew the Homsher Store in Bartville, Bart Township, for the August calendar. The store was built or rebuilt in 1880, on the site of a former store.
Jessie Crotti, who drew the Kirkwood Hotel, Colerain Township, for the September calendar. The hotel was built as a store and later converted.
John Esworthy, who drew a house on Red Knob Farm for the October calendar. The house, in Fulton Township, was built in the 1800s, is one of several on the farm.
Jane McCardell, who drew the Martin Lefevre house for the November calendar. The house was near Chestnut Level, Drumore Township.
Marsha Stiles, who drew the Gryder/Smedley/Weaver house for the December calendar. The house, which still stands at the corner of Swift Rd. and Pilgrims Pathway, Fulton Township, was built in 1800.
Anita Reed, a longtime contributor to the annual calendar, is recovering from a fall and was unable to contribute to this year's calendar.
The calendars sell for $7.50 each and are available at Ferguson & Hassler Supermarket, Quarryville, Musser's Market, the Buck, Wiley's Pharmacy, Quarryville, Headquarters Family Hair Care in Willow Street, and at the historical society, 1932 Robert Fulton Highway.
The society is open from 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesdays.