Red Lion Area Historical Society

Red Lion Pennsylvania History and Collections

October Monthly Meeting

Please join us on October 28, 2021 as Stephen Smith will tell us about the
Barshinger Family of Barshinger’s Mill. Stephen wrote an award-winning family history book titled “Barshingers in America”. During his retirement, he continues to write and give family history and local history talks. He also has a local history blog called “YorksPast” that covers an assortment of York County history. You can view his posts here: https://yorkblog.com/yorkspast/

Our meeting starts at 7:00 pm and will be held at St. John’s UCC, 161 North Main Street, Red Lion, PA. Meetings are free and open to the public. Enter in the rear of the church. In the event of snow, we will cancel the meeting if Red Lion Area Schools cancel or let out early. If they are only delayed a couple hours, the meeting will still be held.

September 2021 Membership Meeting

Please join us on September 23, 2021 as Tim Pritchard will be giving a presentation on the relationship between Jennie Wade, Wesley Culp, and Jack Skelley in the Civil War era. Tim is a member of the 87th Pennsylvania re-enactors.

Our meeting starts at 7:00 pm and will be held at the Red Lion Train Station Museum, 73 North Main Street, Red Lion, PA. Meetings are free and open to the public. In the event of snow, we will cancel the meeting if Red Lion Area Schools cancel or let out early. If they are only delayed a couple hours, we’re still on.

May 2021 Membership Meeting!

Fort Sumpter – Nebinger School

Please join us on May 27, 2021, for a tour of the Red Lion Train Station Museum.  Instead of our usual speaker, docents will direct visitors on a tour of the Museum. Since consolidating all artifacts from the Center Square Museum, the Station Museum has undergone remarkable changes. Items that had never been displayed in the past, are now on view.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm, at 73 North Main Street, Red Lion. Parking is at the metered spots (no charge) and beside the Station. Meetings are free and open to the public; membership is not a requirement to attend.

Give Local York – May 7th

Red Lion Area Historical Society

We are participating in this year’s Give Local York on May 7, 2021. Donations made to the Red Lion Historical Society go to the collection and preservation of artifacts, photographs, documents, publications and genealogical records that relate to the history of the Red Lion area, including the restoration of the caboose that sits beside our train station museum. On May 7, just click the button here to donate:

https://www.givelocalyork.org/organizations/red-lion-area-historical-society

January 2020 Second Sunday Open House

Please join us for our monthly Second Sunday Open House on Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 2 pm to 4 pm. For the safety of our guests and volunteers, masks are required to be worn inside the museum and guests should remain 6′ feet apart. We look forward to seeing everyone January 10 13th!

December 2020 Open House


Please join us for our monthly Second Sunday Open House on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 2 pm to 4 pm. For the safety of our guests and volunteers, masks are required to be worn inside the museum and guests should remain 6′ feet apart. We look forward to seeing everyone December 13th!

July 2020 Open House

Please join us for our monthly Second Sunday Open House on Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Now that York County has moved into the “green phase”, we are allowed to operate at 50% capacity. For the safety of our guests and volunteers, masks are required to be worn inside the museum and guests should remain 6′ feet apart. Also, in case one of our staff or guests later finds out they have COVID-19, we are asking all guests to sign our guestbook (name, address, phone number) so they could be informed that they might have been exposed. We look forward to seeing everyone July 12!

June 2020 – Open House

We are pleased to announce that we will be open for our monthly second Sunday open house this Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Now that York County has moved into the “green phase”, we are allowed to re-open at 50% capacity. For the safety of our guests and volunteers, masks should be worn inside the museum and guests should remain 6′ feet apart. We look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday!

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