A Brief History of the Famous Rail Journey through Elizabethtown and the Train that led the way.

Mar 19, 2019 - 7:00 pm

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.


Remembering the Nuclear Plant Accident at TMI

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:00 pm

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.


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...