Longenecker's Hatchery Celebrates their 100th Anniversary

Sep 17, 2019 - 7:00 pm

By Daryl Hilsher

Please join us as Daryl Hilsher from Longeneckers Hatchery shares with our members and guests the unique history of Longeneckers Hatchery.
Clayton M. Longenecker began Longeneckers Hatchery in 1918 from a location on Bainbridge Street. In 1920 he purchased property on South Market Street at Ridge Road and erected a modern hatchery building on it.

Longenecker specialized in Baron Single Comb White Leghorns. In the 1920's chicks were hatched only in the spring and early summer and shipped to cus...

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Why Lancastrians are Special People

Jun 18, 2019 - 7:00 pm

By Jack Brubaker

Jack Brubaker, a native of Bird-in-Hand, writes The Scribbler, a weekly Lancaster Newspapers (LNP) column exploring Lancaster County's history and culture. He is a retired investigative reporter for LNP.
He has written several books, including Down the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake (Penn State Press, 2002) and Remembering Lancaster County (The History Press, 2010). He is completing a book about two East Tennessee families and reconciliation after the Civil War. Please join us as Jack Brubaker...

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Robert Dale Reem: An Unforgotten Hero in the Forgotten War

May 21, 2019 - 7:00 pm

By Elizabethtown Historical Society

Sixty-nine years ago, Robert Dale Reem of Elizabethtown gave his life for our country while protecting the lives of his fellow marines. As a result of this
heroic action 2nd Lt Reem received the Medal of Honor. The Reem family has a long history in not only Elizabethtown but in Lancaster County as the founders of both Rheems and Reamstown.

As we prepare to pay tribute to our family, friends and hometown fallen soldiers this Memorial Day, please join us to reflect on Robert and learn about th...

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Robert Dale Reem: An Unforgotten Hero In a Forgotten War

May 21, 2019 - 7:00 pm

By EHS

Sixty-nine years ago, Robert Dale Reem of Elizabethtown gave his life for our country while protecting the lives of his fellow Marines. As a result of this heroic action, 2nd Lt. Reem received the Medal of Honor. The Reem family has a long history not only in Elizabethtown but in Lancaster County as the founders of both Rheems and Reamstown. As we prepare to pay tribute to our family, friends and hometown fallen soldiers this Memorial Day, please join us to reflect on Robert and learn about the...

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Remembering the Nuclear Plant Accident 40 Years Later

Apr 26, 2019 - 7:00 pm

By John Ziats and Jeannie Dunaway , Middletown Historical Society

Anyone who was in Elizabethtown on March 28, 1979 will never forget that day. The memories of what they saw and heard will forever be etched in their memory. It was on that day the frightening partial meltdown of the nuclear reactor at TMI occurred less than ten miles from Elizabethtown. The Elizabethtown Historical Society invites the community to a presentation that will discuss the accident and its impact on Elizabethtown. The presenters will be John Ziats and Jeannie Dunaway of the Middletow...

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