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Inspirational Women of York Spotlight

Nellie Leber Longsworth The York County History Center Celebrates the Year of the Woman: Profile of Nellie Leber Longsworth   Nellie was fascinated with historic buildings and landmarks since she was a little girl. As she grew older she started to notice the destruction of such valued sites. Feeling saddened by the loss of such […]

COVID-19 Update March 13

The York County History Center will be closing all sites to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  All public events and special programs scheduled during that time have already been cancelled or postponed, please check our previous update page for those additional details.  The Historical Society Museum and Agricultural & Industrial Museums will reopen […]

COVID-19 Update (3/12/20)

The health and safety of our team, volunteers and visitors is paramount at the York County History Center. Our understanding of Covid-19 or Coronavirus is based upon information from the CDC, PA Department of Health and AAM which we have used to develop a plan for operations. In an address this afternoon, Mayor Helfrich encouraged […]

Year of the Woman: Tackling Hard Histories

Spotlight Article from Center Piece: February 2020 Volume 5 Issue 1 Tackling Hard Histories Written by Rachel Warner, Director of Collections Through our programming, exhibitions, and publications in 2020, the History Center will be exploring two pivotal moments in American history as we bring a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation to York in conjunction with […]

Perspectives on York’s racial unrest, Session 1: Housing

“York is at an important crossroads in its history,” – Jeff Kirkland, President of the York African American Historical Preservation Society. Hosted with the York Daily Record, author Jim McClure outlined the powerful discussions hosted on September’s forum meeting and has given us permission to re-post his article. Be sure to join us for our […]

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