September 24, 2019

Perspectives on York’s racial unrest, Session 1: Housing

“York is at an important crossroads in its history,” – Jeff Kirkland, President of the York African American Historical Preservation Society. Hosted with the York Daily Record, author Jim McClure outlined the powerful discussions hosted on September’s forum meeting and has given us permission to re-post his article. Be sure to join us for our […]

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 […]