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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 thing, 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: American Ramble

05-20-2024

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

In May’s session, we’ll welcome author Neil King Jr. to discuss his book American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal.

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

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In May’s session, we’ll welcome author Neil King Jr. to discuss his book American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal.

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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Writers' Roundtable

06-06-2024

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 06 @ 7:00 pm

June 6, 2024 - "History Publishing: From generating the idea to marketing your work" with Scott Mingus, Jamie Noerpel and Jim McClure

This program will begin at 7:00, followed by a roundtable discussion by local authors.

Registration is...

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June 6, 2024 - "History Publishing: From generating the idea to marketing your work" with Scott Mingus, Jamie Noerpel and Jim McClure

This program will begin at 7:00, followed by a roundtable discussion by local authors.

Registration is encouraged. This program will also be streamed live on Facebook and a recording will be available later on YouTube.

In-Person registration: Click Here

For Zoom registration: Click Here

Do you feel you have a book in you or want to write something about local history and don’t know how to start? Or perhaps you’ve started writing a book, blog or newsletter and get bogged down and have a problem seeing the project through. Perhaps  you’re an experienced writer who wants to improve your craft.

Scott Mingus, Jamie Noerpel and Jim McClure, authors of many publications about York County history topics, will walk you through all the steps in the process from idea to publication. They also will cover two important and overlooked parts of the process – editing and marketing.

The York County Writers’ Roundtable networks writers and researchers of York County and regional history. The group usually 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.

 

 

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Tags:  History & Heritage

Bookmarked: American Ramble

05-20-2024

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

In May’s session, we’ll welcome author Neil King Jr. to discuss his book American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal.

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

[more+]

In May’s session, we’ll welcome author Neil King Jr. to discuss his book American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal.

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

Writers' Roundtable

06-06-2024

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 06 @ 7:00 pm

June 6, 2024 - "History Publishing: From generating the idea to marketing your work" with Scott Mingus, Jamie Noerpel and Jim McClure

This program will begin at 7:00, followed by a roundtable discussion by local authors.

Registration is...

[more+]

June 6, 2024 - "History Publishing: From generating the idea to marketing your work" with Scott Mingus, Jamie Noerpel and Jim McClure

This program will begin at 7:00, followed by a roundtable discussion by local authors.

Registration is encouraged. This program will also be streamed live on Facebook and a recording will be available later on YouTube.

In-Person registration: Click Here

For Zoom registration: Click Here

Do you feel you have a book in you or want to write something about local history and don’t know how to start? Or perhaps you’ve started writing a book, blog or newsletter and get bogged down and have a problem seeing the project through. Perhaps  you’re an experienced writer who wants to improve your craft.

Scott Mingus, Jamie Noerpel and Jim McClure, authors of many publications about York County history topics, will walk you through all the steps in the process from idea to publication. They also will cover two important and overlooked parts of the process – editing and marketing.

The York County Writers’ Roundtable networks writers and researchers of York County and regional history. The group usually 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.

 

 

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Tags:  History & Heritage

May 20, 2024

Bookmarked: Book Club

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June 1, 2024

All About!

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June 6, 2024

Writers’ Roundtable

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June 7, 2024

First Friday

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