It's Civic Season!

Anchored by Juneteenth and Independence Day – two dates that highlight the gap between our nation’s promises and practices – Civic Season is about welcoming the future inheritors of the United States to learn about our nation’s history so they can use it to inform and inspire civic participation for generations to come.
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Historical Society Museum

Located at 250 East Market Street is the headquarters of the History Center. The museum features some of the History Center’s diverse exhibits housed in a building that is itself a historical artifact.

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Agricultural & Industrial Museum

Explore York County’s vast contributions to the progress of agricultural and industry at the History Center’s Agricultural & Industrial Museum. The museum highlights over 300 years of transportation and agriculture.

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Seasonal Sites

The Golden Plough Tavern, the General Horatio Gates House, the Colonial Courthouse, and the Fire Museum are all located along West Market Street and are open for tours April through November.

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Library & Archives

The Library & Archives, located on East Market Street, houses an extensive collection, including genealogy and family history, decorative arts, community organizations, and more.

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About Us

The History Center fulfills its mission by telling the remarkable stories of York County’s different ethnic and socio-economic groups, businesses, inventions, and historic events.

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Historical Society Museum

Located at 250 East Market Street is the headquarters of the History Center. The museum features some of the History Center’s diverse exhibits housed in a building that is itself a historical artifact.

More Info >

Agricultural & Industrial Museum

Explore York County’s vast contributions to the progress of agricultural and industry at the History Center’s Agricultural & Industrial Museum. The museum highlights over 300 years of transportation and agriculture.

More Info >

Seasonal Sites

The Golden Plough Tavern, the General Horatio Gates House, the Colonial Courthouse, and the Fire Museum are all located along West Market Street and are open for tours April through November.

More Info >

Library & Archives

The Library & Archives, located on East Market Street, houses an extensive collection, including genealogy and family history, decorative arts, community organizations, and more.

More Info >

Blog: History Uncovered

In our History Uncovered blog, we make the past come alive by telling stories about the people, places and things that shaped the York County of yesterday and help us understand who we are today.

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The difference YOU make

The York County History Center is grateful for your support and commitment to this very special place. As a member, supporter or volunteer, you make history come alive.

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The difference YOU make

The York County History Center is grateful for your support and commitment to this very special place. As a member, supporter or volunteer, you make history come alive.

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Events & Programs


History Seekers Discovery Camp

07-22-2022

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

The York County History Center and South Central PA Genealogical Society are partnering to offer a week-long summer camp for kids 10-14 focusing on researching your family history. Each day will focus on researching your family history plus...

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The York County History Center and South Central PA Genealogical Society are partnering to offer a week-long summer camp for kids 10-14 focusing on researching your family history. Each day will focus on researching your family history plus special guided tours of the York County History Center's museums.  Camp is held July 18-22 from 9 am - 12 noon daily at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market Street.

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Civil War Roundtable

07-20-2022

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

If you are unable to attend in person, you can view this program online through Zoom. This program will also be live-streamed on the York County History Center Facebook page.
To register for IN PERSON seating, CLICK HERE.
To Register for...

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If you are unable to attend in person, you can view this program online through Zoom. This program will also be live-streamed on the York County History Center Facebook page.
To register for IN PERSON seating, CLICK HERE.
To Register for the ZOOM ONLY, CLICK HERE
If you have trouble making a reservation, please contact the front desk at 717-848-1587.
The 87th PA was organized in York, Pennsylvania and mustered in for a three-year enlistment in September 1861. The 87th PA boasted several notable York County residents. During the war, the regiment aided in guarding the Northern Central Railway, and took part in the battles of the 1864 Overland Campaign.  In October 1864 their three-year enlistment expired. Those who had not re-enlisted returned to a grateful York to a celebratory feast given by the town at the Army Hospital at Penn Commons. The 200 remaining members of the regiment played an important role at the Battle of Cedar Creek. There, Corporal Daniel Reigle of Company F earned the regiment’s only Medal of Honor.
Today, the 87th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C is a family oriented, non-profit Civil War reenacting and living history organization. It is dedicated to the better understanding and preservation of the history of the American Civil War. I have been a member of the regiment group for over five years.  The 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C, participates in major battle re-enactments and living history events, which are conducted for public education. The company also lends its support to the preservation of battlefields, monuments and historic sites of the Civil War.
Dominish Marie Miller is the Third Circuit Court of Appeals Librarian for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the founder of Preserving the History of Newberrytown. She is the author of two cookbooks, “Preserving the History of Newberrytown: A Community Cookbook From the Cooks of Newberrytown, Pennsylvania,” 2021, volumes 1 and 2.  Dominish has partnered with local historian, Dr. Jamie Kinsley for a series of educational videos called “Hometown History: Jamie and Domi’s Yoco Backstory.” She is also a reenactor with the 87th Regimant, PVI. She portrays a private in the 87th PA Company C.
Founded as the White Rose Civil War Roundtable, the York CWRT holds monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of every month except December at 7:00 p.m.  Each meeting features a guest speaker talking about a Civil War topic of local or national interest. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. Click here for more information on upcoming programs.

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History Seekers Discovery Camp

07-22-2022

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

The York County History Center and South Central PA Genealogical Society are partnering to offer a week-long summer camp for kids 10-14 focusing on researching your family history. Each day will focus on researching your family history plus...

[more+]

The York County History Center and South Central PA Genealogical Society are partnering to offer a week-long summer camp for kids 10-14 focusing on researching your family history. Each day will focus on researching your family history plus special guided tours of the York County History Center's museums.  Camp is held July 18-22 from 9 am - 12 noon daily at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market Street.

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Tags:   Kids & FamilyHistory & Heritage

Civil War Roundtable

07-20-2022

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

If you are unable to attend in person, you can view this program online through Zoom. This program will also be live-streamed on the York County History Center Facebook page.
To register for IN PERSON seating, CLICK HERE.
To Register for...

[more+]

If you are unable to attend in person, you can view this program online through Zoom. This program will also be live-streamed on the York County History Center Facebook page.
To register for IN PERSON seating, CLICK HERE.
To Register for the ZOOM ONLY, CLICK HERE
If you have trouble making a reservation, please contact the front desk at 717-848-1587.
The 87th PA was organized in York, Pennsylvania and mustered in for a three-year enlistment in September 1861. The 87th PA boasted several notable York County residents. During the war, the regiment aided in guarding the Northern Central Railway, and took part in the battles of the 1864 Overland Campaign.  In October 1864 their three-year enlistment expired. Those who had not re-enlisted returned to a grateful York to a celebratory feast given by the town at the Army Hospital at Penn Commons. The 200 remaining members of the regiment played an important role at the Battle of Cedar Creek. There, Corporal Daniel Reigle of Company F earned the regiment’s only Medal of Honor.
Today, the 87th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C is a family oriented, non-profit Civil War reenacting and living history organization. It is dedicated to the better understanding and preservation of the history of the American Civil War. I have been a member of the regiment group for over five years.  The 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C, participates in major battle re-enactments and living history events, which are conducted for public education. The company also lends its support to the preservation of battlefields, monuments and historic sites of the Civil War.
Dominish Marie Miller is the Third Circuit Court of Appeals Librarian for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the founder of Preserving the History of Newberrytown. She is the author of two cookbooks, “Preserving the History of Newberrytown: A Community Cookbook From the Cooks of Newberrytown, Pennsylvania,” 2021, volumes 1 and 2.  Dominish has partnered with local historian, Dr. Jamie Kinsley for a series of educational videos called “Hometown History: Jamie and Domi’s Yoco Backstory.” She is also a reenactor with the 87th Regimant, PVI. She portrays a private in the 87th PA Company C.
Founded as the White Rose Civil War Roundtable, the York CWRT holds monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of every month except December at 7:00 p.m.  Each meeting features a guest speaker talking about a Civil War topic of local or national interest. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. Click here for more information on upcoming programs.

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June 23, 2022

History Makers

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July 1, 2022

First Friday

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July 5, 2022

Friends Book Blast

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July 9, 2022

Bonham House Guided Tours

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