May 12, 2017

France and an Amazing Alliance

On May 4, 1778, Martin Breneise rang the bell at York’s Court House to signal to the delegates of the Continental Congress that something extremely important had happened. Breneise had news that Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee had been successful in gaining France’s official support of the American Revolution on February 6, 1778 […]


April 28, 2017

Placing History at the Center Campaign: Silent vs. Secret

The York County History Center’s capital campaign is underway, and from April 1, 2017 through July 1, 2017, we will be in the Silent Phase. But what in the world IS the Silent Phase, and why are we talking about it if it’s Silent? The answer is that during the Silent Phase, campaign leaders are […]


April 14, 2017

What Would YOU Like to See in the New History Center?

For many months, the staff and leadership of the History Center have been researching and meeting and brainstorming and dreaming about the amazing possibilities that are before us as we envision the future York County History Center. Now, with the capital campaign, titled Placing History at the Center, gearing up for the public kickoff, we […]


March 30, 2017

It Takes A Village-To Build a New Brand

Businesses and organizations rebrand every day. Some do it for good reasons and others do it to boost lagging sales, gain media attention, or to reach different audiences. In our case, the York County Heritage Trust name and brand were not serving the organization well. And while there was discussion around this disconnect for years, […]


March 17, 2017

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Why You Should Care

History is the study of our past, a time that we cannot change but can learn from. Events that have tested this nation are sometimes overshadowed by times of success, but both are an important part of our past. History is more than a chronological listing of events. Just as in genealogy we cannot select […]