June 11, 2018

Ask A Collections Manager

First in a Series: What happens to items that are donated to the History Center? Will I ever see them again? Yes! That’s what we do! As the first point of contact for potential object donors, it is still surprising how often I get these questions. They speak to a disconnect between what people think […]

December 5, 2017

Will the New History Center be Impacted by Flooding?

Question: The new York County History Center will be located pretty close to the Codorus Creek; what potential flood impacts could we expect? Answer: In 1972, during Tropical Storm Agnes, the York area had about 15” of rain over a two day period. This rain event caused localized flooding and caused the Codorus Creek in […]

November 3, 2017

Diary of a Genealogist

This letter, received recently by History Center staff, was written by Wendy Coons, a member and genealogy researcher. The letter is published with her permission. I recently found a receipt in a notebook from July 22, 2004 for $5 for the York County Heritage Trust Museum (good reason for the re-branding). It was for admission […]

August 30, 2017

Art & History Make Beautiful Music at Yorkfest 2017

Art and History Make Beautiful Music at 2017 Yorkfest Prepare for an unabashed, blue-sky blog-gush about last weekend’s Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival! In fact, if you can’t take the “isn’t York great” theme for a few hundred words, this may not be the post for you! From the vantage point of the York County History […]

August 4, 2017

Town Meeting Review

On July 24th at the Appell Center’s Capitol Theatre, the History Center held a Town Meeting to bring the community up to date on our Steam Plant project and to offer time for questions and comments. For this week’s post, we’re reviewing some of the questions asked, along with answers, and pointing you to the […]