Articles of Confederation Day

Due to it’s historical significance and delicate nature, the original copy of the first printing of the Articles of Confederation is only displayed at certain events so take advantage of seeing it while you can.

While you’re here, try your hand at quill pen writing, create your own flag that represents you or your family, and learn about techniques used to secretly pass information. For a photo op with countless captions, have your picture taken in the pillory.

Activities include:

  • Photo booth faceboards
  • Pay for your crime in the pillory
  • 18th century dress  up
  • Sign your name on the Articles with a quill pen
  • Learn about the different flags that have represented our nation and make one to represent you or your family
  • Explore ways messages were decoded to keep them out of the enemy’s hands
  • Discover Colonial Currency
  • Check out the display original copy of AOC

Visit each station to find items for a scavenger hunt and ring the Court House bell when you’re finished.


Event Details

Colonial Complex
157 West Market Street
York, PA 17401

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Articles of Confederation Day

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • 10 AM- 2 PM
  • Colonial Courthouse, 157 West Market Street, York

This event is free and open to the public.

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