Posts Tagged ‘York County History Center’

York County History Center: Oyster Festival

access_time Posted on: October 15th, 2023

Each October the York County History Center celebrates its Colonial heritage by hosting an Oyster Festival in downtown York, PA. Now in its 49th year, the History Center is proud to offer up the traditions and the bounty of the Bay! From the slurp of oysters on the half shell, to the creamy richness of oyster stew, and from the spicy-ness of steamed shrimp to the crispy sweetness of York County apple fritters, this is our way of saying, “Hello Fall.” For more information on this event, click HERE. CGA Law Firm is a “Fried or Raw” Sponsor of the… read more »

Family Day: Superheroes with the York County History Center and the Cultural Alliance

access_time Posted on: January 28th, 2023

Family Day is an annual event at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum that allows kids and families to have fun with hands-on activities. Join us January 28, 2023 for a day of family fun and learning! The Agricultural and Industrial Museum is already full of things made in York, but during Family Day the museum explores the superhero York County inventors and innovators! Part of the Cultural Alliance’s Raise the Curtain Campaign. Free event. Location: Agricultural and Industrial Museum217 West Princess Street, York, PA 17401 CGA Law Firm is a Sponsor of the Cultural Alliance. Marketing Director Rebecca Countess is… read more »

YCHC: Civil War Roundtable with Scott Mingus and Eric Wittenberg

access_time Posted on: January 18th, 2023

Scott Mingus and Eric Wittenberg will speak on their co-authored book “If We Are Striking For Pennsylvania”: The Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac March to Gettysburg, Volume 1: June 3-21, 1863. This webinar will be available through Zoom and Facebook Live. Click Here for Zoom Link The York Civil War Round Table is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, interpret, preserve, and protect the Civil War heritage of York County, Pennsylvania, through the education and exchange of information with its members and the general public. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in… read more »

South Central PA Genealogy Society’s Show and Tell

access_time Posted on: January 8th, 2023

Share your recent fun findings and tips at South Central Pennsylvania Genealogy Society’s “Show and Tell”. The South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (SCPGS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization of genealogists. Their purpose is to encourage and promote an interest in genealogy by collecting and preserving materials related to genealogy, encouraging the compilation and publication of family genealogies and histories, publishing materials of interest and benefit to members, holding meetings for the education of members and the public, and offering financial and volunteer support to the library at the York County History Center. Monthly meetings are held in the Meeting… read more »

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

access_time Posted on: December 15th, 2022

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. Follow this link: Program Registration Learn more about Matt’s… read more »

Latino History in York with Jim McClure

access_time Posted on: December 10th, 2022

Part of the Second Saturday series with the York County History Center. Free lecture, reservation required. Reserve here:  

York County History Center: Holiday Open House

access_time Posted on: December 4th, 2022

Location: Historical Society Museum Time: 1pm-4pm Join YCHC for an afternoon of music, food and friends to celebrate the holiday season! 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.

York County History Center: Oyster Fest

access_time Posted on: October 16th, 2022

Join us for a York County tradition, the 48th Annual Oyster Festival, a fundraiser for the York County History Center. The inspiration for our longest running fundraiser began with the discovery of oyster shells during an archeological dig behind the Golden Plough Tavern in the 1960’s. Today, Oyster Festival not only includes amazing food, but features family focused activities, live music, children’s activities and delectable baked goods. ADMISSION IS FREE and attendees are encouraged to bring their family to this community event and explore the Agriculture and Industrial Museum. Further Information Here: Director of Marketing, Rebecca Countess, is the… read more »

York County History Center Annual Meeting

access_time Posted on: September 15th, 2022

The York County History Center will hold its 2022 Annual Meeting and Awards Thursday, Sept.  15, 2022 Each year the York County History Center invites members to elect new and renewing Directors to the Board. To ensure all members can safely participate the organization has opted to host the Annual Meeting in a hybrid format- both IN PERSON and ONLINE via ZOOM.  Doors open at 5 pm program starts at 5:30 pm. For a list of 2022 History Center Awards recipients, CLICK HERE! All members who wish to participate through ZOOM CLICK HERE! For those attending IN PERSON CLICK HERE!… read more »

An Evening in Casablanca with the York County History Center

access_time Posted on: June 11th, 2022

June 11, 2022 – 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Agricultural and Industrial Museum 217 West Princess Street “She isn’t just any woman” . . . and this just won’t be any night.  We’ll recreate the sultry setting of Casablanca with palm trees and mosaic art in our very own Agricultural & Industrial Museum, where you can sip Bogie’s favorite cocktail and sample Moroccan-inspired appetizers, savor an elegant meal catered by Revival Social Club, reunite with friends, and pay homage to our York heritage. The elegant evening will feature a live and silent auction, timeless music and other “surprises.” “Of all the… read more »