A Date With History

Join us on Saturday, June 11, for An Evening in Casablanca, our annual fundraiser for the History Center. “Here’s looking at you kid!”

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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.

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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.

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


Writers' Roundtable

06-02-2022

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 02 @ 7:00 pm

Reservations are recommended for this program. If you have trouble making a reservation, please contact the front desk at 717-848-1587. If you are unable to attend in person, you can view this program online through Zoom. This program will also...

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Reservations are recommended for this program. If you have trouble making a reservation, please contact the front desk at 717-848-1587. 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.
For In-Person seating, please CLICK HERE
The Codorus Valley, an overview of its History by Tom Yingling
The Codorus Valley Area Historical Society covers the region between the three main branches of the Codorus Creek in southwestern and southcentral York County. It’s an region that has become a hub for development, while simultaneously an area tethered to the past. The Codorus Valley was first settled by Germans from the Palatinate and Switzerland, as west of the Susquehanna opened to European settlement in the 1730s. It retains those roots to this day. The Codorus Valley contained some of the earliest roads, the first railroads, and some of York County’s earliest churches. Natural resources and manufacturing skills contributed to the Revolutionary War and was impacted by the encroachment of the Civil War into Pennsylvania.
Join us for a small peek at our Codorus Valley past with Tom Yingling, president of the Codorus Valley Area Historical Society located in Jefferson, York County, as well as the editor for the society’s bimonthly newsletter.  He is a lifelong resident of York County, living in both the city of York and Jefferson, with many of his family lines reaching back to the original settlements.
The York County Writers’ Roundtable networks writers and researchers of York County and regional history. The group meets on the first Thursday of every quarter at 7:00 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum, Library & Archives at 250 E. Market St.  This event is free and open to the public.
In an effort to bridge the gap between others’ projects and you, we’ll include links to notable articles, videos, and other resources you might find interesting in future emails. Click the topics below to read more! Send your stories and initiatives for inclusion in future Writers’ Roundtable newsletters to Jim McClure (jamietyson2442@gmail.com), or Dominish Miller (

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A Date with History - An Evening in Casablanca

06-11-2022

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm

Join us as we recreate the sultry setting of Casablanca with palm trees and mosaic art in our very own Agricultural & Industrial Museum, where you can sip Bogie’s favorite cocktail and sample Moroccan-inspired appetizers, savor an elegant meal...

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Join us as we recreate the sultry setting of Casablanca with palm trees and mosaic art in our very own Agricultural & Industrial Museum, where you can sip Bogie’s favorite cocktail and sample Moroccan-inspired appetizers, savor an elegant meal catered by Revival Social Club, reunite with friends, and pay homage to our York heritage. The elegant evening will feature a live and silent auction, timeless music and other “surprises.”

A re-imagined fundraiser for the York County History Center is a salute to a classic movie with heroic lead characters, iconic dialogue, and a memorable theme song:  As Time Goes By.  Casablanca's themes of courage, sacrifice, and enduring friendship are as relevant today as they were in 1941.

Cocktail attire.

Tickets must be purchased by May 30, 2022.

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Writers' Roundtable

06-02-2022

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 02 @ 7:00 pm

Reservations are recommended for this program. If you have trouble making a reservation, please contact the front desk at 717-848-1587. If you are unable to attend in person, you can view this program online through Zoom. This program will also...

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Reservations are recommended for this program. If you have trouble making a reservation, please contact the front desk at 717-848-1587. 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.
For In-Person seating, please CLICK HERE
The Codorus Valley, an overview of its History by Tom Yingling
The Codorus Valley Area Historical Society covers the region between the three main branches of the Codorus Creek in southwestern and southcentral York County. It’s an region that has become a hub for development, while simultaneously an area tethered to the past. The Codorus Valley was first settled by Germans from the Palatinate and Switzerland, as west of the Susquehanna opened to European settlement in the 1730s. It retains those roots to this day. The Codorus Valley contained some of the earliest roads, the first railroads, and some of York County’s earliest churches. Natural resources and manufacturing skills contributed to the Revolutionary War and was impacted by the encroachment of the Civil War into Pennsylvania.
Join us for a small peek at our Codorus Valley past with Tom Yingling, president of the Codorus Valley Area Historical Society located in Jefferson, York County, as well as the editor for the society’s bimonthly newsletter.  He is a lifelong resident of York County, living in both the city of York and Jefferson, with many of his family lines reaching back to the original settlements.
The York County Writers’ Roundtable networks writers and researchers of York County and regional history. The group meets on the first Thursday of every quarter at 7:00 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum, Library & Archives at 250 E. Market St.  This event is free and open to the public.
In an effort to bridge the gap between others’ projects and you, we’ll include links to notable articles, videos, and other resources you might find interesting in future emails. Click the topics below to read more! Send your stories and initiatives for inclusion in future Writers’ Roundtable newsletters to Jim McClure (jamietyson2442@gmail.com), or Dominish Miller (

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Tags:   History & Heritage Online/StreamingFree Events

A Date with History - An Evening in Casablanca

06-11-2022

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm

Join us as we recreate the sultry setting of Casablanca with palm trees and mosaic art in our very own Agricultural & Industrial Museum, where you can sip Bogie’s favorite cocktail and sample Moroccan-inspired appetizers, savor an elegant meal...

[more+]

Join us as we recreate the sultry setting of Casablanca with palm trees and mosaic art in our very own Agricultural & Industrial Museum, where you can sip Bogie’s favorite cocktail and sample Moroccan-inspired appetizers, savor an elegant meal catered by Revival Social Club, reunite with friends, and pay homage to our York heritage. The elegant evening will feature a live and silent auction, timeless music and other “surprises.”

A re-imagined fundraiser for the York County History Center is a salute to a classic movie with heroic lead characters, iconic dialogue, and a memorable theme song:  As Time Goes By.  Casablanca's themes of courage, sacrifice, and enduring friendship are as relevant today as they were in 1941.

Cocktail attire.

Tickets must be purchased by May 30, 2022.

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Tags:   History & HeritageCommunity

May 28, 2022

History Makers

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June 2, 2022

Writers’ Roundtable

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June 11, 2022

A Date with History: An Evening in Casablanca

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June 11, 2022

Second Saturday Series

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The History Center will be closed Monday to observe Memorial Day and Tuesday for a staff development day. Enjoy the long weekend, and we will re-open Wednesday, June 1.
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Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The History Center is proud to participate in the program, which runs from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day, and to offer this benefit to those who serve now, and to offer our rich collection of records and artifacts that relate to those who served in years past.
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ARMY ALLVETS will welcome Phil Matte who served in the Army in the 33rd Armor Division 1963-66 in Europe as a tanker. He was also on the US Rifle Team.
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Have you seen the outfit created by Christine?
Check it out on the final episode of Needle & Thread season 2.

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Explore your family history with History Seekers Discovery Camp! July 18-22 students ages 10-14 step into the role of a researcher to trace their genealogy.

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