Posts Tagged ‘scpgs’

SCPGS: Researching the History of Institutionalized People in Pennsylvania

access_time Posted on: May 1st, 2022

Researching the History of Institutionalized People in Pennsylvania Presented by Tyler Stump, Pennsylvania State Archives. Since the early 19th century, the state of Pennsylvania has operated nearly 50 different state institutions for people with intellectual and mental disabilities. Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians lived in these institutions. Today, the Pennsylvania State Archives holds the historical records created by these institutions, which are invaluable resources for researchers and genealogists. Join archivist Tyler Stump to explore this important part of Pennsylvania’s history and to learn more about what kinds of information can be found in the archives’ collections. Tyler Stump has been an… read more »

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

access_time Posted on: April 3rd, 2022

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… read more »

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogy Society at York County Historical Society Museum

access_time Posted on: March 6th, 2022

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogy Society at York County Historical Society Museum, York on Sunday, March 6th at 2:30pm. Presented by Brad Emig, Owner & Craftsman of Cabin Creek Muzzleloading. This program will share information pertaining to the gunsmith trade as practiced during the colonial period in eastern Pennsylvania. Topics of discussion will include technology, materials, tools, and the tangible effects of diverse cultural influences on material products. To Register for IN-PERSON seating, please CLICK HERE. *** Note: This program will be most effective if one attends in person. Brad plans to bring along items to show us, and he will… read more »