July 22, 2022

From the Archives To the Fair

A staple of York’s culture, the York State Fair dates back to 1756. In that year, Thomas Penn, the son of Pennsylvania’s founder, proclaimed that York would have a fair two times a year, taking place once in the summer and once [...]

December 31, 2021

12th Night Holiday Tour

You are invited to the York Twinning Association‘s 12th Night Annual Holiday Tour, featuring the Historic Churches of Downtown York, PA! The tour is scheduled for 2:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Tickets are available the day of at Traditions Bank (corner of N. George and W. Philadelphia) or on Saturdays throughout December at […]

York Made That

December 30, 2021

York Made That

Looking back at York County’s history it’s not hard to see a common theme – we are and continue to be a community of makers. From our earliest inhabitants that shaped tools and formed pottery from the raw materials the land provided to the modern-day artisans, manufactures, and inventors that call this region home there […]

December 28, 2021

Newspapers Available from the History Center Archives

Newspapers.com has uploaded additional newspapers from the History Center archives! These smaller York County papers will now be keyword searchable and a great research resource. Stay tuned for announcements of additional uploads to Newspapers.com from the York County History Center collection. Now available: The Age: 1883-1889 Cartridge Box: 1864-1865 Delta Herald/Delta Herald Times: 1907-1946 Glen […]

December 7, 2021

The Story of Monroe S. Lease

The attack on Pearl Harbor eighty years ago awakened a sleeping giant and led to the 1945 Allied defeat of militarist Japan, as well as racist authoritarian Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. But 1941-42 was a tough year for Americans serving abroad, including Monroe S. Lease (1906-1950) of York. Lease entered the regular Army in […]