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 »
Part of the Second Saturday series with the York County History Center. Free lecture, reservation required. Reserve here: https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/event/secondsaturday
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.
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: https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/events/event-calendar?oyster-festival&event_id=26330&fid=2 Director of Marketing, Rebecca Countess, is the… read more »
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 »
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.