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Elizabethtown Historical Society: A Night to Remember the Klines

Jan 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

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!



Elizabethtown Historical Society: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups- The Untold Story

Jan 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

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...]



Elizabethtown Historical Society: Dr. Alexander’s Farm

Jan 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Features, Lead 2

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...]



How the E-town Historical Society found its home

Jan 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

In 1964 the Kiwanis Club in Elizabethtown voted to restore the deteriorating old building in Peach Alley. The building had most recently been used as a garage but originally had been a state-supported elementary schoolhouse. It had just one room. The public service project undertaken by the Kiwanis Club took seven years to complete. Jacob N. Olweiler had purchased the school house in 1920 to house Troop I of the Boy Scouts of America. He bequeathed it to his daughter, Anna Olweiler Needham in his will. Anna had a soft spot in her heart for the old building as her[Read more...]