Second Saturday Series
Second Saturday at the History Center
The Second Saturday Lecture Series is presented on the second Saturday of each month. Speakers present on a wide variety of topics from York County’s 270 years of history including people, places and events that have had local, regional or national impact. Check back regularly on this page for upcoming programs. Most programs are held in the Meeting Hall at the Historical Society Museum, and begin at 10:30. If any program is at a different location or time that will be noted under the title of the program. Attending any of these presentations is free and open to the public.
Civil War Weapon Technology
September 14, 10:30 Historical Society
Dr. Lawrence E Keener-Farley presents what was cutting edge technology employed alongside traditional equipment and methods of fighting, which changed the very nature of warfare, making the Civil War what many historians consider the first “modern” war. This lecture will also cover the use of flags on the battlefield and the little-known role of women and children in manufacturing ammunition, hundreds of whom died in accidents doing that dangerous work. Original Civil War weapons from Dr Keener-Farley’s collection will be on display.
Historical Society Museum
250 East Market Street
York, PA 17403
Second Saturday: The Fires of Penn’s Woods
- Saturday, June 8
- 10:30 am
- Free Lecture