The Extraordinary Give

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:00 pm

By The Elizabethtown Historical Society

Please help the Elizabethtown Historical Society strive to:

👍 Preserve the history of Elizabethtown
👍 Promote an understanding of local history
👍 Collect artifacts pertaining to Elizabethtown
👍 Host free educational programs
👍 Develop a museum on the history of Elizabethtown
👍 Provide the community with a free resource library
👍 Preserve our 1860 one-room school house

Join us for fun and entertainment Friday, November 22, 2019 from 5 to 8pm at the:
Mt. Calvary Christian School Gymna...


Your Backyard Geology in Elizabethtown

Oct 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm

By Jeri Lee Jones

When the topic of geology in Pennsylvania, the name of Jeri Jones, geologic consultant,scholar, author and geologist inevitably is mentioned. Mr. Jones has extensively written articles on the geology of south-central Pennsylvania and has served on the faculty of several local colleges where he has taught earth and space science. His array of presentations on multiple topics pertaining to the local geology have been well received throughout the state. The topic he will present for our society per...


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...


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...


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...