Journal of York County Heritage

The Journal of York County Heritage is available annually to all members of the History Center as a benefit of membership. The 2016 edition of the Journal is now available for $6.95 in both our Museum Book Shop and online at our Gift Shop and Book Store.

The 2016 edition features two articles on the African American community in southern York County. In This Tremendous Decision author Scott Mingus explores the U.S. Supreme Court case Prigg vs. Pennsylvania. Return Journal author Rebecca Anstine uncovers information about the African American churches and graveyards in the Peach Bottom Circuit. Finally, Sean McComas connects York to national events during World War II with the York Plan in his article Do What You Can.

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Prior editions are also available for sale at the Museum Book Shop located at 250 E. Market St., York. Supplies are limited, so grab your copy today! Buy each previous edition individually, or buy all five previous editions for the special price of $12.95. They make great gifts for the holidays and other special occasions.

The 2013 and 2014 editions of the Journal of York County Heritage are out of print, but now available on our new Journal of York County Heritage Digital Bookcase.  Certain publications, such as Recruits to Continentals: A History of the York County Rifle Company, June 1775-January 1777 written by Philip J. Schlegel and published by our predecessor the Historical Society of York County, are now viewable on our York County History Center Publications Bookcase.

Call for Papers

Deadline for submitting articles: December 1, 2016

The York County History Center is now accepting articles for the seventh edition to be published in the Fall of 2017. Originally created in 2010 to celebrate York County history, material culture, cultural heritage, and people, articles of original scholarship are accepted. Preference will be given to those authors that utilize the York County History Center’s collection, either in full or in part. Photographs and/or other illustrative materials are encouraged but not required. The manuscript must be original, unpublished, written in English, and limited to 3,000 words.

Be a part of history and submit your publication. Please review the submission guidelines carefully.

Questions? Please contact Lila Fourhman-Shaull, Director of Library & Archives, at 717-848-1587 ext. 223.