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SCPGS: The Challenges Facing the Continental Congress in Yorktown, Pennsylvania

April 3, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Challenges Facing the Continental Congress in Yorktown, Pennsylvania
Presented by Tom Gibson, Volunteer, York County History Center.

***Note: Held at the York History Center Colonial Courthouse on West Market Street in York, at 2:30 p.m.***

It was a difficult time for our German-speaking ancestors in York when the congressional representatives and their families crowded into our small town, resulting in insufficient housing and a shortage of basic necessities. While George Washington and his Army were at Valley Forge, the Congress in York completed the drafting of the Articles of Confederation, our nation’s first Constitution.

Please bring the kids to this family friendly, interactive program at the Colonial Court House. Leave your inhibitions behind and join Tom as we travel back in time to the year 1777, when the Continental Congress was meeting in our community.

Tom Gibson is a retired educator and thoroughly enjoys volunteering at the History Center.  With significant colonial ancestry, he is a longtime member and officer of the Continental Congress Chapter of the United States Sons of the American Revolution. Tom is a Vietnam veteran, thirty year Scout leader, bicycle enthusiast, and radio engineer.

Attorney Richard Konkel is President of the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Board of Directors.