Second Saturday Lecture Series

 Most programs are held in the Meeting Hall at the Historical Society Museum, and begin at 10:30. If any program is at a different location or time that will be noted under the title of the program. Attending any of these presentations is free and open to the public.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak Second Saturday Lectures will be held virtually starting in May.  Some speakers may present to an audience.  Please see specific speakers for details. Check this page for more information.



September 12-Joy Ufema Counsel and the York House Hospice

Joy Ufema-Counsel is a retired nurse and thanatologist.  Her work with the terminally ill has been featured on national television on “60 Minutes” and film, “A Matter of Life and Death”.  Joy has written two books “Brief Companions” and Insights on Death and Dying” and has published a number of articles.  Joy will speak about her experiences working with the terminally ill and her caring for AIDs patients at the York House Hospice during the height of the AIDs epidemic.

To participate in this event you may watch via Facebook Live or click HERE to register in advance for the Zoom Webinar.  Zoom will then send you an email with instructions on how to view the presentation.  This presentation will not be held in-person.


October 10- Amanda Owen and the Justice Bell

Finding Justice: The Untold Story About Women’s Fight for the Vote tells the story of a band of intrepid women and their one-ton bronze bell that became a celebrated symbol of the women’s suffrage movement.

The creation of suffragists in Pennsylvania who were agitating for the right to vote, the bell—modeled after the Liberty Bell—helped rally support around the cause of women’s suffrage in those last crucial years leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Amanda Owen is an author and an independent scholar of women’s history, specializing in the American women’s suffrage movement. She is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation.



Event Details

Historical Society Museum
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York, PA 17403

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Second Saturday Program Series

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020
  • 10:30 am
  • Virtual (via Zoom or Facebook Live)

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