The History of the Elizabethtown History Society - 50 Years- 1970 to 2020

May 19, 2020 - 7:00 pm

By Kathleen Forney , President of The Elizabethtown Historical Society

More details coming soon...


The History of Klein Chocolate Baseball Team CANCELED

Mar 17, 2020 - 7:00 pm

By Canceled , Canceled

To be rescheduled.


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...