June 26, 2018

Logos Students Explore York City History & Architecture

This Logos Academy blog post shares the story of Logos students who explored the influence of Greco-Roman architecture in York City. Their project included research on the topic, and concluded with an eight-stop tour of buildings around downtown. History Center Library & Archives staff members provided information and archival photographs from the collection. Thanks to […]

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 […]