Methodist Hall - (Monthly Programs)
50 East King Street
Littlestown, PA 17340

Museum and Welcome Center
2nd Floor - Borough Building

10 South QueenStreet
Littlestown, PA 17340

Incorporated and 501c3 approved.
All donations are tax deductabile.

Littlestown was layed out by
and named for Peter Klein (Little)
A window to the past.
Local Littlestown Links:

Societies of Local History


LAHS History

LAHS Board of Directors

The Littlestown
Area Historical Society

- Established on February 20, 2007-
- In the Present, We Are Preserving Our Past For The Future -

Littlestown's 250th Anniversary

We are developing plans to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Littlestown In 2015
If you have ideas or would like to help, please contact one of our Members of the Board of Directors

Good Ole Days Parade 2012

History Programs
7:00 PM - Methodist Hall
Rear 50 East King Street - Littlestown

August - Good Ole Days

September 17 - Patty Mountjoy - Farm Buildings
October 15 - Sandoval / Lufriu - The Spanish Influence
November 19 - Roger Steele - Adams County Meteorite
December 7 - Open House at Christams at the Square

The Littlestown Area Historical Society has moved its "Visitors Center." Our new "Museum and Welcome Center" is now located on the second floor of the Borough Building. We are now open on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 12 noon until 2:00 PM. Or by appointment by calling 717- 359-9600 or
717- 359-7389. We thank the Borough Council for providing this space for our museum at no cost. We will be holding an open house on March 19th, 2013.


What is the oldest continually running Business in Littlestown?
Protection Mutual Insurance Company of Littlestown
101 South Queen Street
Littlestown, Pennsylvania

Protection Mutual Insurance Company of Littlestown was incorporated on February 15, 1851, with the first day of business commencing on May 3rd, 1851. The borough of Littlestown was not incorporated until 1863. This year the company celebrates its 160th anniversary, and is the oldest business in Littlestown. Protection Mutual Insurance is very proud of it heritage and strives to maintain the principles on which it was founded of fair, prompt and courteous service. The company motto is to be “As Dependable As Time Itself”.

160 years ago, the “Civil War” had not even begun, we did not have electricity or indoor plumbing and a small insurance business was just beginning in Littlestown. And now, in 2011, Protection Mutual Insurance continues to grow as they celebrate their 160th anniversary.

The first Board of Directors consisted of Joseph A. Shorb, William McSherry, George Basehoar, Fredrick Bittinger, Enoch Lefever and Samuel Durboraw. The first policy written by the company was issued to George Basehoar.

In 1973, the company purchased its current home office building located at 101 South Queen Street in Littlestown. The present Board of Directors for the company are: Marilyn Q. Butt- President and Treasurer, J. Larry Hawk - Vice President, Ronald E. Dehoff - Secretary, Evan D. Kline, Luther S. Hess, Steven Buckley and Steven Harman.

Protection Mutual Insurance Company begins it’s 160th year with a proud awareness of its past and will continue to be dedicated to the principles of its founders and a sense of obligation to its policyholders.

Littlestown Good Old Days 2013

What are We Looking for and What do we need?

Eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina , Kansas

Looking Back - The year 1908

*LAHS Received the Bicentennnial Quilt on Feb. 19th. *


When a man or women dies
a book of life and
knowledge as to their generation
is closed never to be entirely
recaptured by those who follow.

(from "From Gettysburg to Washington - I Lived with Heroes"
by Harry C. Shriver )

Littlestown Area Historical Society
50 East King Street, Littlestown, PA 17340
Barts Centenary United Methodist Church's Historic Building