September 22, 2023

History Center hands out annual awards

The History Center held its annual meeting and awards event Sept. 14, presenting six awards to community members and organizations for their contributions to increasing awareness of York County’s history. The award recipients are: Chair’s Award: Kim Hogeman and Jack Kay, Yorktown Hotel project Heritage Profile Award: Ophelia Chambliss Lila Fourhman-Shaull Spirit Award: The Bobblehead […]

December 2, 2022

From the Archives, 1967: Key players in top-secret WWII operation gather on 25th anniversary

Jacob Devers, seated second from right next to Dwight Eisenhower, was one of 23 men to attend the 25th reunion of the leaders who coordinated the liberation of North Africa during World War II. Devers, a York County native, was the second in command under Eisenhower in the European theater. By Carson Teuscher Fifty-five years […]

September 28, 2022

Restoration begins on Tannenberg organ

Harold Ulmer could not hide his excitement at this day finally arriving. Harold works for Brunner and Associates, which describes itself as a full-service pipe organ restoration and service company. The company is based in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, not far from Mountville. The team from Brunner arrived Monday for their first day of […]

September 6, 2022

History Center receives $36K grant

Thousands of artifacts from the York County History Center’s collections could soon be stored in the kind of environment that will keep them preserved and accessible for decades, thanks to a federal grant awarded in August. The $36,933 planning grant will be used explore how to turn a wing in the Agricultural and Industrial Museum […]

July 22, 2022

From the Archives To the Fair

A staple of York’s culture, the York State Fair dates back to 1756. In that year, Thomas Penn, the son of Pennsylvania’s founder, proclaimed that York would have a fair two times a year, taking place once in the summer and once [...]