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 »
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 »
The Friends of the York County History Center invite you to attend their annual Spring Brunch at the Country Club of York (price is ($40.00). Featured speakers include Joan Mummert (President/CEO of the YCHC) and Rebecca Countess (YCHC Board President). The reservation deadline is April 15th, 2022. Go HERE to purchase tickets. For questions or additional information, please contact Bonnie Rothert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-843-3170. Rebecca Countess is the Director of Marketing here at CGA Law Firm. She is an active member of the York community and an avid supporter of the arts and revitalization efforts.
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 »
Join the York County History Center team on February 19th for a day of family fun and learning! The Agricultural and Industrial Museum will have hands-on activities to learn about the history and science behind York-made products. This event is double-sponsored by CGA Law Firm: we support the History Center and are a sponsor of the Cultural Alliance‘s “Raise the Curtain” Campaign (which includes this event and others). Click HERE to learn more. Marketing Director Rebecca Countess is the Chair of the York County History Center’s Board of Directors.
Author Rich Wagner will present on the history of brewing in York from the borough’s earliest breweries to present day. – Rich Wagner has been researching Pennsylvania brewing history since 1980. In 1990 he brewed at Pennsbury Manor using reproductions of seventeenth century equipment. Two years later he worked with a cooper to make his own system to demonstrate the brewing process of antiquity at historical sites and festivals. In 1994 he earned a diploma in brewing technology from the Siebel Institute in Chicago and worked in Philadelphia craft breweries over a seven year period. Since his retirement as a… read more »
South Central Pennsylvania Genealogy Society Presents “The Dempwolf Family of Architects and Their Architecture in York County”
Mark Shermeyer, President of SAArchitects, presenting. – A history of the genealogy, education, and careers of the Dempwolf architects of York County, from approximately 1874 to 1930, and their contributions to the architectural heritage of the region. 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… read more »
Location: Pick-up/Drop-off at West Manchester Town Center parking lot Time: 8:30am-4:30pm Local author Scott Mingus will be our guide on this bus tour of the Underground Railroad in York County from Shrewsbury through the city of York to Wrightsville. Various stops will be made at points of interest along the way. Scott Mingus is an Ohio native residing in York, PA and has written 18 Civil War books. A scientist and executive in the paper industry, he holds patents in self-adhesive postage stamps and bar code labels. This day trip will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 8:30… read more »
Each October the York County History Center celebrates its Colonial heritage by hosting an Oyster Festival in downtown York, PA. The inspiration for the History Center’s longest-running fundraiser began with the discovery of oyster shells during the archaeological dig behind the Golden Plough Tavern in the 1960s. This year the History Center is determined to hold this community-loved event. Due to supply chain issues and vendor employee shortages, this year’s Oyster Festival is going to look a bit different. Since we know how much Yorkers love their oysters, the History Center decided to partner with Rockfish Public House to offer… read more »