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Canals, Stagecoaches, & Steam with the York County History Center

December 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Matt Maris, high school history teacher, public historian, and owner of Local Historia LLC, will be presenting. Local Historia is a passion for local history, community, and preservation. He provides walking tours in Bellefonte and other communities in Central PA. The presentation will be on Pennsylvania Canals, elaborating on primary sources that illustrate canal life, a discussion of the PA canal journey of Charles Dickens in 1842, and some examples of canal remnants/remains. Fun Fact: Matt was even a volunteer with the York County History Center during his time in York.

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Attorney Richard Konkel is Vice President of the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Marketing Director Rebecca Countess is the Chair of the York County History Center Board.