On February 19th of 2008
the Littlestown Area Historical Society was presented this Littlestown Quilt
that was created to celebrate our countries Bicentennial in 1976
(Ken Thomas- LAHS President receiving quilt from Grant
and Agnes Stavely)
This quilt was
received by Lil Stavely during our country's bicentennial
1976 in a raffle used to help offset the cost of the celebration.
Lil actually helped sew this quilt as did many others from
the Littlestown senior citizens. Later she decided to draw
one of her children’s names to see who would receive
the quilt after her. Her son, Grant was the one whose name
was drawn to receive the quilt. He moved from the area
and the quilt went with him. He eventually moved back and
wanted to make sure that the quilt was not lost in the
years to come. At the February 19th Littlestown Area Historical
Society’s history program Grant Stavely presented
this quilt to the society for safe keeping and for all
to see and remember. The quilt has about 600 signatures
around its edge. Only those people who had a Littlestown
address were allowed to sign or purchase a chance on the
We thank the Stavely family and especially
Grant and his wife Agnes for making this possible.
Below is from The Gettysburg Times - July 7, 1976
donated by Grant and Agnes Stavely)
(1976) Mayor Bud Myers is signing
one of the strips that will go around the edge of the quilt.
There are over 600 signatures
around the edge of the quilt.
(Picture from Littlestown 1976 Photo Album by Jim & Marietta
- donated by Scott and Marilyn Zanger
quilt was made by Littlestown Senior Citizens-
Margorie Morelock, Golda Bittle, Bernadine Rickrode, E Hess, M.
Koons, Marion Renner, Helen Sehott, T. Wantz, E. Warehime, Emma
Erb, E. Spangler, Evelyn Asper, Elizabeth
Stavely, Odella Appleman, Ruth Shoemaker, Theresa Snyder.