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


May 14, 2022

Second Saturday Series

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May 17, 2022

Homeschool Days

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May 18, 2022

York Civil War Roundtable

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May 20, 2022

Spirits of the Past: Historic Mixology

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Happy International Museums Day 2022! This year museums across the globe are celebrating the power of museums to change the world. Leonhart Fuchs, considered the father of modern botany, did just that in 1543 when he produced his “New Herbal” plant catalog. With more than 500 illustrations and 1,100 pages of text, he identified and detailed many types of medicinal plants found both in the Old World and the recently discovered New World.

In 1758, Rev. Lucas Raus, a Lutheran pastor and trained physician, brought an original copy of Fuch’s book across the Susquehanna to Yorktowne, where he became pastor of Christ Lutheran Church for 10 years. Rev. Raus had studied at the University of Liepzig and at the University of Jena in Germany, where he may have acquired Fuch’s work. Raus went on to help establish numerous Lutheran churches across York County, including Quickle’s, Bleimeier’s, Kreutz Creek, Schuster’s, Stehle’s and Frey’s, and to practice medicine and train his sons in the field of medicine until his passing in 1788. Several of Rev. Raus’s descendants were among the county’s most prominent and influential physicians, including Dr. Samuel J. Rouse who practiced medicine for more than 50 years including three years as an Army surgeon at the Penn Park military hospital during the Civil War. In the early 1900s, Dr. Samuel J. Rouse’s nephew, John L. Rouse, donated the herbal to the Historical Society of York, and we have preserved and shared it for more than 100 years.

From Fuch’s world-changing research in the field of botany and medicine to the impact of this work on our local community, it’s a great day to celebrate this important piece of our history and the role museums like the History Center play in preserving and sharing it! #ThePowerofMuseums
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Watch as Christine finishes her work on an interpretation of Florence La Badie's suit.
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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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The final number! Thanks to everyone who donated to the History Center and to nonprofits all across York County! #givelocalyork https://t.co/hqh6GqkoLU yorkhistory photo
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