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...Details
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...Details
By John Ziats , Curator, Middletown Historical Society
It is hard to believe that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the accident at TMI. Please join us as John Ziats, curator at the Middletown Historical Society and his sister Jeannie Dunaway explain what happened, how it affected the community and their memories from that day. They would also like to hear from the audience any memories they have of that event.Details
By Steven Torrico , General Superintendent of the Harrisburg, Lincoln, and Lancaster Railroad
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train passed through what is today the Stone Gables Estate on April 22,1865?
Would you would like to learn more about that passage, hear about the reenactment of that event to be held this April at the Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown, and how a replica of an 1860’s train was built to make it happen? If so, then please join us as Steven Torrico, General Superintendent of the Harrisburg, Lincoln and Lancaster RR presents his program.
By Greg Huber , Barn Historian, Scholar and Author
Elizabethtown Historical Society’s
Annual Christmas Dinner
Please join the Elizabethtown Historical Society on Tuesday, Dec 4th at 6pm for a delightful evening in the beautifully restored historic Ironstone Ranch Barn on the Star Barn Estate. Appropriately our guest speaker barn historian Greg D. Huber will entertain our members and guests with a presentation on the historic barns of Lancaster County. He will explore the agricultural, architectural, and h...