May 18th “A Night to Remember the Klines” Speaker: Bill Jackson. The last meeting for the season is “open mike night”. It is traditionally a night to reflect on days gone by and socialize. The evening will have a guided open discussion led by a Bill Jackson ,personal friend of Bill Kline. The topic for reflection will be Kline Chocolate, an Elizabethtown factory for many years before being purchased by Mars. It will be a nice evening to wrap up our season. Hope to see you there. P.S. It is an Ice Cream social so please bring your sweet tooth!
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April 20th “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups- The Untold Story” Speaker: Andy Reese Your sweet tooth will be satisfied and your sense of curiosity sparked at this presentation by Andy Reese. Andy is the grandson of H. B. Reese, confectionery mogul. He will present an interesting family story that is intertwined with a peanut butter cup. That cup, the foundation upon which the H.B. Reese Candy Company was built is also the focus of his recently published book titled Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: The Untold Story. It covers the history of the Company up until 1963, the year Andys father and[Read more...]
March l6th “lOOth Anniversary of the Masonic Village” Speaker: Ray Tierney The Masonic Village of Elizabethtown has for 100 years been a significant member of the community. Please join us as we explore together the interesting history of the Masonic Village and its role as a central figure within Elizabethtown. It was founded as the Masonic Homes of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in 1910, offering services to aging Freemasons and their spouses. The 1,400-acre campus with 1,700 residents has grown into a continuing care retirement community, including a health care center, children’s home and residences for more than 1,700[Read more...]
Feb 16th * “Dr. Alexander’s Farm” Speakers: Donald Penze, Mr. and Mrs. K. Murphy Nestled in along the Conewago Creek is a stately home, known today as the Conewago Manor. It is a home with an interesting story that has ties to significant events in medicine. Our guest speaker, Donald Penze will be a first person person interpreter, portraying renowned Dr. Alexander. Travel with us as we journey back to the mid 1800’s and discover the secrets of the “the Farm”. The Murphy’s are the current Proprietors of the Manor and will share interesting photos and memorabilia pertaining to the[Read more...]