November 24, 2021

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! As we enter the holiday season, we’d like to share a few of the things we are thankful for here at the York County History Center. Our Members and Contributors The support our members and contributors provide makes it possible to deliver programs, events, and maintain preservation efforts throughout the year, ensuring the […]

November 1, 2021

Needle & Thread

  The York County History Center collection includes almost 10,000 pieces of dress artifacts. Clothing is often saved for sentimental reasons, but we can learn a lot about a culture and society by how its people chose to adorn their bodies.   I’ve spent many hours with the History Center’s clothing collection examining garments using a […]

October 4, 2021

YCHC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Since the Second World War, York County has undergone a significant demographic change. Agricultural and industrial jobs began to attract Spanish-speaking newcomers. People came primarily from Puerto Rico, but also from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and a number of other countries. When Latino immigrants arrived in the area, many had few contacts and […]

September 21, 2021

2021 Award Recognitions

In the continued spirit of embracing our county’s history, we are in awe of the exceptional efforts to preserve, and share York County’s rich past. As such, it is our honor to recognize people, organizations, and businesses who understand the importance of capturing our heritage for the purpose of sharing it with the community. Recognizing […]

August 25, 2021

Engaging Visitors in a Pandemic

There is no doubt, the pandemic has uprooted how we traditionally do everyday tasks. Throughout this past year, as we navigated through zoom meetings, online learning, curbside pick-ups, and stay-at-home orders, our households quickly figured out we needed to adapt to survive. The same could be said for the History Center’s operations during the pandemic. […]