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 Makers

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York

March 26 - July 23

During each session families will explore an exhibit or object in the museum and do a hands-on activity that connects products made in York and the people who made them.
March-  We’ll explore our three story grist mill, learn about millers and make bread in a bag to bake at home.
April- We’ll explore the printshop and then make our own block to print.
May-  We’ll explore the new...

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During each session families will explore an exhibit or object in the museum and do a hands-on activity that connects products made in York and the people who made them.
March-  We’ll explore our three story grist mill, learn about millers and make bread in a bag to bake at home.
April- We’ll explore the printshop and then make our own block to print.
May-  We’ll explore the new Pfaltzgraff exhibit and make our own pinch pot.
June-  We’ll take a look at a Rudy Brother’s stained glass window, explore the science behind stained glass a make a kaleidoscope.
July- We will explore wind power and make a kite.

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Dates & times

Sat, Jul 23 @ 10:30 am

Admission

$6 per child.  Includes admission to the Agricultural and Industrial Museum.

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Location

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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On June 28, 1863, Confederate soldiers marched through York.

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