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 […]

December 2, 2021

New in the Archives

Recently, several documents were transferred from the Collections Department to the Library and Archives regarding York Veteran Paul Daugherty. Paul was a navigator on a bomber crew during World War II. During a mission over Europe, his aircraft was shot down, and he was captured and interned as a prisoner in Austria. The above scan […]