Calendar of Events

Old Elizabethtowne

Ongoing Opportunities

  • May 22 at 10 AM

In 1739, Jonathan Hager purchased a large tract of land in present-day City Park, on which he built a house that doubled as a fort and trading post. In 1762, Jonathan Hager founded the town of Elizabethtowne, which he named for his wife, Elizabeth. By the early 1770s, the area’s large forests, fertile land, and plentiful natural resources had attracted droves of farmers, craftsmen, and tradesmen to Elizabethtowne. On Saturday, May 22nd, join the Washington County Historical Society and Jonathan Hager House Museum for a trip back in time! Our destination - 1770s Elizabethtowne. Interpreters will be on hand in period dress to show various trades, professions, crafts, and chores. Interactive activities will include tavern games, an open-fire food-making demonstration, and guided tours of the Hager House. This will be a free, in-person, outdoor family-friendly event. Social distancing will be observed.