Red Lion Area Historical Society

Red Lion Pennsylvania History and Collections

Category: News

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:

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.

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.

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


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.