July 20, 2017

Local Ink: The Collection of Tattoo Artist Ray Miller

If you had the chance to stop in to Marketview Arts last month, you may have seen the History Center’s Pop-up Exhibit titled “Local Ink.” The exhibit features a collection of over 300 individual objects related to the work of local tattoo artist Ray K. Miller. Ray began tattooing as a teenager in the late […]

July 6, 2017

Getting Engaged—With Youth and Families!

The York County History Center has always welcomed families and youth as part of a mission that “…inspires the exploration of the history, people and culture of our county, state and nation.”  Traditionally, we have offered Family Day at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum, targeted to families with children ages 4-10. We also hold a […]

June 9, 2017

Hop On…We’re Time Traveling!

The York County History Center will kick off the public phase of a $5 million capital campaign on Saturday, June 24, with a free, family-friendly event from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Colonial Complex, 157 W. Market St. The project is centered on the goal of “Placing History at the Center,”  with all […]

May 26, 2017

What Will Happen To Our Buildings?

As the York County History Center moves forward towards the adaptive reuse of the former Met-Ed steam plant as our new headquarters, the disposition of existing buildings is an essential component of the right-sizing process. Our goal to redirect resources away from $12M of deferred maintenance into programs, services and economic benefit for the region […]

May 12, 2017

France and an Amazing Alliance

On May 4, 1778, Martin Breneise rang the bell at York’s Court House to signal to the delegates of the Continental Congress that something extremely important had happened. Breneise had news that Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee had been successful in gaining France’s official support of the American Revolution on February 6, 1778 […]