The Elizabethtown Historical Society is committed to keeping alive the diverse, fascinating and inspiring history of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

About Us 2016 Programs

Coming Soon

Lots of new features! Like Photo libraries, Video presentations, and more.


Have a Little Time on your Hands?

We have volunteer opportunities for all skill levels, interests, and amounts of time. We especially need help with computerizing our collection data, weeding and landscaping, handling refreshments at our 6 meetings a year, and Facebook updating. Contact us at 717-361-9382 or info@etownhistory.com to volunteer.


Peach Alley School House

The Little Red Schoolhouse was built as a firehouse about 1860. Through the years it has been used as a school, scout house, recreation center, dwelling, auto body shop, storage shed, and during the Civil War, as Borough Council chambers. The restored building, in its new role as a museum, is again a center of education as it helps us to remember our heritage.



Any person interested in the work and aim of the Elizabethtown Historical Society shall be eligible for active membership upon payment of annual dues or Lifetime membership. See tab at the top for a link to our membership form.