Family Day: Made in York

Join us for a day of fun and learning with hands-on activities to learn about the history and science behind objects made in York as part of the Cultural Alliance’s Celebrate Arts Week.

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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.

a link >

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 >

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.

More Info >

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


ALLVETS

01-26-2022

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

 On January 26th 2022, ALLVETS will welcome Ken Bair who served in Vietnam as a tanker.
Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, pre-reservation seating/tickets are needed for this program. If you are unable to attend in person, you can view...

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 On January 26th 2022, ALLVETS will welcome Ken Bair who served in Vietnam as a tanker.
Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, pre-reservation seating/tickets are needed for this program. 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 ONLYCLICK HERE
If you have trouble making a reservation, please contact the front desk at 717-848-1587.

Update to Covid procedures:

We ask that all visitors please where a face covering while inside all History Center facilities.
We will clean and sanitize high-touch, high-traffic areas, with deep cleaning when the building is closed.
We encourage use of our sanitizing stations when necessary.
If you are feeling ill, please do not come on site.

The ALLVETS meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York. Occasionally, special round tables are held on Saturdays. No programs are held in November or December.

Meetings are FREE and open to the public. ALLVETS is a non-profit organization, founded in 2015 by the late Jim Bean, a Vietnam veteran, to collect the stories of local veterans. Each month a different veteran from any branch of the military who served in any capacity shares his or her story about their service to our country. Click here for more information on upcoming programs. For more information on ALLVETS, please visit ALLVETS.US or e-mail ALLVETS1York@gmail.com.

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Homeschool Days at the History Center

02-01-2022

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 01 @ 11:00 am

What's the Code?
February 1, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Agricultural and Industrial Museum
Learn more about binary and coding with a fun craft and lesson about objects in our collection

Homeschool families love to learn at the museum! The History...

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What's the Code?
February 1, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Agricultural and Industrial Museum
Learn more about binary and coding with a fun craft and lesson about objects in our collection

Homeschool families love to learn at the museum! The History Center offers a unique opportunity for homeschooled students and their families to participate in thematic, hands-on STEAM experiences centered on the museum’s exhibits. Programs are designed for elementary school-age students but younger and older siblings are welcome to participate. The fee is $5/student and adults are free and must remain with their child during this activity.

Participants are invited to explore the museum following the workshop.

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ALLVETS

01-26-2022

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

 On January 26th 2022, ALLVETS will welcome Ken Bair who served in Vietnam as a tanker.
Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, pre-reservation seating/tickets are needed for this program. If you are unable to attend in person, you can view...

[more+]

 On January 26th 2022, ALLVETS will welcome Ken Bair who served in Vietnam as a tanker.
Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, pre-reservation seating/tickets are needed for this program. 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 ONLYCLICK HERE
If you have trouble making a reservation, please contact the front desk at 717-848-1587.

Update to Covid procedures:

We ask that all visitors please where a face covering while inside all History Center facilities.
We will clean and sanitize high-touch, high-traffic areas, with deep cleaning when the building is closed.
We encourage use of our sanitizing stations when necessary.
If you are feeling ill, please do not come on site.

The ALLVETS meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York. Occasionally, special round tables are held on Saturdays. No programs are held in November or December.

Meetings are FREE and open to the public. ALLVETS is a non-profit organization, founded in 2015 by the late Jim Bean, a Vietnam veteran, to collect the stories of local veterans. Each month a different veteran from any branch of the military who served in any capacity shares his or her story about their service to our country. Click here for more information on upcoming programs. For more information on ALLVETS, please visit ALLVETS.US or e-mail ALLVETS1York@gmail.com.

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Tags:  History & Heritage

Homeschool Days at the History Center

02-01-2022

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 01 @ 11:00 am

What's the Code?
February 1, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Agricultural and Industrial Museum
Learn more about binary and coding with a fun craft and lesson about objects in our collection

Homeschool families love to learn at the museum! The History...

[more+]

What's the Code?
February 1, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Agricultural and Industrial Museum
Learn more about binary and coding with a fun craft and lesson about objects in our collection

Homeschool families love to learn at the museum! The History Center offers a unique opportunity for homeschooled students and their families to participate in thematic, hands-on STEAM experiences centered on the museum’s exhibits. Programs are designed for elementary school-age students but younger and older siblings are welcome to participate. The fee is $5/student and adults are free and must remain with their child during this activity.

Participants are invited to explore the museum following the workshop.

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Tags:   Kids & FamilyHistory & Heritage

January 26, 2022

ALLVETS

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February 1, 2022

Homeschool Days

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February 6, 2022

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

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February 12, 2022

Second Saturday Series

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Join us on January 26th at 7 pm as ALLVETS will welcome speaker Ken Bair who served in Vietnam as a tank. You can register to view this program in person or online at our website: https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/event/allvets
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The diligent work of our staff continues to strike gold, or in this case White, as our intern Brianna discovered a photo of Betty White in the Shettel Collection which was given to the History Center in 1957 by James Shettel and contains scrapbooks and hundreds of original photographs of theater actors and circus performers from the late 19th and early 20th century.
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The diligent work of our staff continues to strike gold, or in this case White, as our intern Brianna discovered a photo of Betty White in the Shettel Collection which was given to the History Center in 1957 by James Shettel https://t.co/cWZhBepn6n yorkhistory photo
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