December 28, 2021

Newspapers Available from the History Center Archives

Newspapers.com has uploaded additional newspapers from the History Center archives! These smaller York County papers will now be keyword searchable and a great research resource. Stay tuned for announcements of additional uploads to Newspapers.com from the York County History Center collection. Now available: The Age: 1883-1889 Cartridge Box: 1864-1865 Delta Herald/Delta Herald Times: 1907-1946 Glen […]

December 7, 2021

The Story of Monroe S. Lease

The attack on Pearl Harbor eighty years ago awakened a sleeping giant and led to the 1945 Allied defeat of militarist Japan, as well as racist authoritarian Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. But 1941-42 was a tough year for Americans serving abroad, including Monroe S. Lease (1906-1950) of York. Lease entered the regular Army in […]

December 2, 2021

New in the Archives

Recently, several documents were transferred from the Collections Department to the Library and Archives regarding York Veteran Paul Daugherty. Paul was a navigator on a bomber crew during World War II. During a mission over Europe, his aircraft was shot down, and he was captured and interned as a prisoner in Austria. The above scan […]

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 […]