Red Lion Area Historical Society

Red Lion Pennsylvania History and Collections

May Meeting

The Red Lion Area Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on May 25, 2017. The featured speaker will be railroad buff, Walter Holloway. He will share the history of the narrow gauge railroads. They eventually were merged to create the famous Ma and Pa Railway that was so influential in the growth of the communities of southern York County.

The meeting will be held at St John’s UCC, 161 North Main Street, Red Lion, at 7:00 pm. Entrance is off the parking lot behind the church. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Spring Banquet

Thank you to everyone who registered for our Spring Banquet! We have received raffle prizes from Utz, Shady Maple, Dawn Foods, Weis Markets and AF Barnett. If you have the opportunity, please patronize these businesses. We certainly appreciate their generosity.  Don’t forget your lucky charm Friday night–you would love to win one of these prizes!

March Meeting

The Red Lion Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on March 23, 2017, at 7:00, at St John’s UCC, 161 North Main Street, Red Lion. Our program will be on preserving and renovating old buildings for new uses. Architect Frank Dittenhafer II, FAIA, LEED AP will show several of his firm’s award-winning local transformations. See his firm’s web site here:  http://www.murphdittarch.com/

Parking is behind the church. Enter the door off the lot. We will cancel the meeting if Red Lion School District cancels or dismisses classes early.

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Our February Meeting

Please join us on February 23, 2017, for our annual Show and Tell program.  Bring an item that you can share with the group. It doesn’t have to be antique or have great monetary value; it only has to be something that you find interesting.  We’ll have our expert, Mr. Bob Frutiger, on hand to add his thoughts and answer any questions.  Our meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are held at St John’s UCC, North Main Street, Red Lion. Parking is behind the church. We’ll cancel if Red Lion schools are canceled for a snow day.

Our January Meeting

Our first meeting of 2017 will be held on January 26, at 7:00 pm. Our own historian, Jan Barnhart, will give a slideshow presentation. Our Society has a fascinating collection of old photographs. We will view some of the more interesting ones that are rarely seen. They chronicle the history of the Red Lion area with pictures of buildings, events and people.

All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at St. John UCC on North Main St and begin at 7:00 P.M. Parking is available off the alley behind the church. The lot can be accessed via East Gay Street.

Cancellation Policy: Our monthly meetings will be cancelled if the Red Lion School District cancels or dismisses school early on the day of the meeting. If school is only delayed, we will meet as scheduled.

14th Annual Red Lion Train Station Model Railroad Holiday Open House

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The Red Lion Train Station Model Railroaders are holding an Open House of their 3-rail O Gauge, S and N Gauge, and LEGO model railroad layouts located in the historic Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad’s Red Lion Train Station at 73 N. Main St.  (PA Rt. #24, one block north of center square) Red Lion, PA 17356.

Admission is FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated.

2016 Holiday Hours

Sun. 11/27;  1:00-5:00 PM

Sun. 12/4;    1:00-5:00 PM

Sun. 12/11;  1:00-5:00 PM

Sun. 12/18;  1:00-5:00 PM

Thur. 12/29; 7:00-9:00PM

Fri.   12/30; 7:00-9:00 PM

Sat. 12/31; 7:00-11:30 PM

We will be raffling off (4) complete ready-to-run train sets including a Thomas & Friends and a Polar Express set. Winners will be drawn New Year’s Eve at 11:00 PM. You need not be present to win. Tickets are $1.00 each or (6) for $5.00.

Upcoming Monthly Society Meetings

dacOn November 17, 2016, members of the Daughters of the American Colonists will be present to speak to us about their group and also why our history and genealogies are so important. Their key point is that by understanding where we have been in the past guides us in where we go in the future.

All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at St. John UCC on North Main St and begin at 7:00 P.M. Parking is available off the alley behind the church. The lot can be accessed via East Gay Street.

Welcome to Red Lion History Online!

Welcome to the new Red Lion Area Historical Society blog page. We will shortly begin providing more exciting news online for our members and guests. Thanks for your patience.