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Our future vision for the York County History Center is a new campus that serves as a major cultural anchor and community space in downtown York. This former electricity-generating plant transformed York County 150 years ago. Our new museum is poised to do the same things, starting this summer!
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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 seasonally 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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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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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 seasonally 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.

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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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


Bookmarked: Covered With Night

02-26-2024

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

In February's session, we'll welcome Pulitzer Prize winner Nicole Eustace as she discusses her book Covered With Night with us.

Held quarterly Bookmarked the zoom book club will showcase one book with possible York County ties per meeting.  We...

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In February's session, we'll welcome Pulitzer Prize winner Nicole Eustace as she discusses her book Covered With Night with us.

Held quarterly Bookmarked the zoom book club will showcase one book with possible York County ties per meeting.  We ask you to register for each book club meeting separately. Register for February’s session here.

Come prepared with questions and insight! To help guide the discussion, club members will receive a discussion sheet prior to the meeting via email. Additionally, it will be led by History Center member  Dr. Scott Deisley and Caroline Smith, Manager of Public Programs.

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ALLVETS

02-28-2024

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

February 28th 2024 - Ray Brown who served in the Army 2000-2010 in Operation Freedom in Iraq. 

In person registration: Click Here

Zoom registration: Click Here

ALLVETS is a non-profit organization, founded in 2015 by the late Jim Bean, a...

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February 28th 2024 - Ray Brown who served in the Army 2000-2010 in Operation Freedom in Iraq. 

In person registration: Click Here

Zoom registration: Click Here

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.

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. Due to the holiday schedule, no programs are held in November or December. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. For more information, please visit ALLVETS.US or e-mail ALLVETS1York@gmail.com.

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Tags:  History & Heritage

Bookmarked: Covered With Night

02-26-2024

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

In February's session, we'll welcome Pulitzer Prize winner Nicole Eustace as she discusses her book Covered With Night with us.

Held quarterly Bookmarked the zoom book club will showcase one book with possible York County ties per meeting.  We...

[more+]

In February's session, we'll welcome Pulitzer Prize winner Nicole Eustace as she discusses her book Covered With Night with us.

Held quarterly Bookmarked the zoom book club will showcase one book with possible York County ties per meeting.  We ask you to register for each book club meeting separately. Register for February’s session here.

Come prepared with questions and insight! To help guide the discussion, club members will receive a discussion sheet prior to the meeting via email. Additionally, it will be led by History Center member  Dr. Scott Deisley and Caroline Smith, Manager of Public Programs.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Online/StreamingFree Events

ALLVETS

02-28-2024

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

February 28th 2024 - Ray Brown who served in the Army 2000-2010 in Operation Freedom in Iraq. 

In person registration: Click Here

Zoom registration: Click Here

ALLVETS is a non-profit organization, founded in 2015 by the late Jim Bean, a...

[more+]

February 28th 2024 - Ray Brown who served in the Army 2000-2010 in Operation Freedom in Iraq. 

In person registration: Click Here

Zoom registration: Click Here

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.

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. Due to the holiday schedule, no programs are held in November or December. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. For more information, please visit ALLVETS.US or e-mail ALLVETS1York@gmail.com.

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Tags:  History & Heritage

February 21, 2024

York Civil War Roundtable

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February 26, 2024

Bookmarked: Zoom Book Club

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February 28, 2024

ALLVETS

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March 1, 2024

First Friday

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