Book Blast

Book Collection for Book Blast

06-30-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 24 @ 10:00 am + 27 more dates and times

Fri, May 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Book collection begins for the 18th annual Book Blast fundraiser begins on Tuesday April 3 and runs until Saturday June 30.   Book Blast is one of the area’s largest used book sales, featuring a special section of local genealogy and history...

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Book collection begins for the 18th annual Book Blast fundraiser begins on Tuesday April 3 and runs until Saturday June 30.   Book Blast is one of the area’s largest used book sales, featuring a special section of local genealogy and history items.

Please drop books off at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum during regular hours (10-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday).  Accepting books on local genealogy and history, collectible books on art, photography, architecture, gently used fiction and non-fiction hardback and paperback books.  The annual Book Blast will be held on August 10 and 11, with preview for members only on August 9.  All proceeds to benefit the York County History Center.

For more information contact Lila Fourhman-Shaull at 848-1857 x223 or lfourhman-shaull@yorkhistorycenter.org.

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ALLVETS Roundtable Welcomes Alan Frame

05-23-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 23 @ 7:00 pm
ALLVETS Roundtable is an opportunity for local veterans to share their stories about their military service. All veterans are welcome to participate, regardless of branch of service, rank, peace-time or war-time service, or role in the military....
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ALLVETS Roundtable is an opportunity for local veterans to share their stories about their military service. All veterans are welcome to participate, regardless of branch of service, rank, peace-time or war-time service, or role in the military. Veterans wishing to speak at the Roundtable should contact ALLVETS at AllVets1York@gmail.com to schedule a session.
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Writers' Roundtable

06-07-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 07 @ 7:00 pm

Blake Stough will be the guest speaker at the June 7 York County Writers' Roundtable.

Blake Stough wears many hats. Here are a couple: He moderates the Preserving York Facebook Group, where members explore the history of every corner of York...

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Blake Stough will be the guest speaker at the June 7 York County Writers' Roundtable.

Blake Stough wears many hats. Here are a couple: He moderates the Preserving York Facebook Group, where members explore the history of every corner of York County. And he manages the Spring Grove Area Historical Society and its intriguing museum. He'll tell the group about Spring Grove and the Spring Grove museum's holdings and research opportunities. He will also tell about his Preserving York social media platform.

The Writers' Roundtable brings together writers and researchers of York County history, who publish books, newsletters and digital content to benefit the public.

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America and World War I

06-09-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 09 @ 10:30 am

The History Center’s June Second Saturday program will mark the 100th anniversary of World War I highlighting the United States’ involvement in World War I from the home front to the battlefield.

York College of Pennsylvania history...

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The History Center’s June Second Saturday program will mark the 100th anniversary of World War I highlighting the United States’ involvement in World War I from the home front to the battlefield.

York College of Pennsylvania history instructor John Maietta will explore the American experience during the Great War.  One hundred years ago the New World came to the rescue of the Old, as more than two million U.S. troops entered active combat in World War I. Maietta will discuss the  causes of the war, its course on the battlefields of Europe, and its impact on American society and culture. The program will include York County connections and examine the conflict’s troubled and controversial peace, but also its legacy for people at home, in memories of liberty bonds, victory gardens, and patriotic support for the local boys who joined the fight to “make the world safe for democracy.”

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South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

06-10-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 10 @ 2:15 pm

The Henry James Young Awards will take place at the York County History Center on June 10. This year we will be honoring Robert H. Shaub and Lila Fourhman-Shaull for contributions to local history and genealogy.  Light refreshments will be...

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The Henry James Young Awards will take place at the York County History Center on June 10. This year we will be honoring Robert H. Shaub and Lila Fourhman-Shaull for contributions to local history and genealogy.  Light refreshments will be served.

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (SCPGS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization of genealogists.  Their primary geographic area of interest and coverage is Pennsylvania’s York and Adams Counties. Their purpose is to encourage and promote an interest in genealogy by collecting and preserving materials related to genealogy, encouraging the compilation and publication of family genealogies and histories, publishing materials of interest and benefit to members, holding meetings for the education of members and the public, and offering financial and volunteer support to the library at the York County History Center.

Monthly meetings are held in the Meeting Hall of the York County History Center, at 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. The business portion of the meeting begins at 2:15 PM and the program begins at about 2:30 PM. Meetings are FREE and open to the public.

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Muggle History Summer Family Workshop Series-Stained Glass

06-16-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 16 @ 9:30 am

Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

Magical Glass: Stained...

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Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

Magical Glass: Stained Glass Family Workshop

Design your own stained glass piece worthy of a spot at Hogwarts!

Join H and L Glass Studio to design your own fused glass artwork. Caregivers can work with a child to complete a single project, or they can register both themselves and their child as participants, and both can complete their own project.

 

H&L Studio started as an enjoyable hobby to pass the time. The first projects were for family and friends. As word spread about the creativity and quality of the work additional people began to request custom work. Over the years H&L Studio has grown from a one room hobby to a full-blown studio in 2004.  The Studio now does custom stained-glass panels, using the foil and lead construction techniques; for windows, doors, wall panels, and lamps. The Studio has expanded it’s techniques to include a line of fusion glass and mosaic projects. The Studio’s services also includes individualized class instruction as well as repair work.  The Studio’s emphasis is to blend the client’s desires and our creativity to produce a piece that the client will enjoy for years.

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Muggle History Summer Family Workshop Series-Stained Glass

06-16-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 16 @ 11:30 am

Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

Magical Glass: Stained...

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Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

Magical Glass: Stained Glass Family Workshop

Design your own stained glass piece worthy of a spot at Hogwarts!

Join H and L Glass Studio to design your own fused glass artwork. Caregivers can work with a child to complete a single project, or they can register both themselves and their child as participants, and both can complete their own project.

 

H&L Studio started as an enjoyable hobby to pass the time. The first projects were for family and friends. As word spread about the creativity and quality of the work additional people began to request custom work. Over the years H&L Studio has grown from a one room hobby to a full-blown studio in 2004.  The Studio now does custom stained-glass panels, using the foil and lead construction techniques; for windows, doors, wall panels, and lamps. The Studio has expanded it’s techniques to include a line of fusion glass and mosaic projects. The Studio’s services also includes individualized class instruction as well as repair work.  The Studio’s emphasis is to blend the client’s desires and our creativity to produce a piece that the client will enjoy for years.

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York Civil War Roundtable: James McClure

06-20-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

On June 20, 2018 JAMES McCLURE will present “Who was Chief Burgess David Small, at York’s helm when the Confederates came to town in 1863”

The York Civil War Round Table (YCWRT) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote,...

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On June 20, 2018 JAMES McCLURE will present “Who was Chief Burgess David Small, at York’s helm when the Confederates came to town in 1863”

The York Civil War Round Table (YCWRT) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, interpret, preserve, and protect the Civil War heritage of York County, Pennsylvania, through the education and exchange of information with its members and the general public. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the American Civil War.

Each meeting features a guest speaker talking about a Civil War topic of local or national interest. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. Please visit the YCWRT website for more information about the York County Civil War Roundtable.

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ALLVETS Roundtable

06-27-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
On June 27, 2018, David Mills will speak about his experience in the Army (15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division) and as a Korean War POW. David Mills was assigned to Outpost Harry, a strategically elevated piece of ground about 50...
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On June 27, 2018, David Mills will speak about his experience in the Army (15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division) and as a Korean War POW. David Mills was assigned to Outpost Harry, a strategically elevated piece of ground about 50 miles north of Seoul.  Former POW and Purple Heart recipient, Mills was featured in the Korean War documentary, “Hold At All Cost,” screened at the GI Film Festival where he received a 2011 Heroes Award from actor Gary Sinise.
ALLVETS Roundtable is an opportunity for local veterans to share their stories about their military service. All veterans are welcome to participate, regardless of branch of service, rank, peace-time or war-time service, or role in the military. Veterans wishing to speak at the Roundtable should contact ALLVETS at AllVets1York@gmail.com to schedule a session.
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Muggle History Summer Family Workshop Series- Pottery

07-07-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 07 @ 9:30 am

Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

From redware made for...

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Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

From redware made for personal use during early settlement to the international Pfaltzgraff company, pottery has been a big part of York County history. Families can learn a bit about our history of working in clay, then create their own clay project (with a Harry Potter twist).

Instructor: The York County History Center’s own Christine Cooper  will share some of the early history of pottery, and then let participants use their imagination to create using clay.

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Muggle History Summer Family Workshop Series- Magical Remedies

07-14-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 14 @ 9:30 am

Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

Learn about the...

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Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

Learn about the potions early Yorkers concocted at home, and make a potion to take home with you!

Early Yorkers grew their food in the kitchen garden, but also found remedies for their illnesses, injuries, and pains in plants they grew in their garden and ingredients found around the home or in the wild. Learn about some of these remedies, find some ingredients in the garden, and create your own lip salve from natural ingredients.

A member of the Mason-Dixon Unit of the Herb Society of America will facilitate the workshop.  The Mason Dixon Unit plants and maintains the kitchen garden at the Colonial Complex. Their mission is to promote the knowledge, use, and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

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York Civil War Roundtable: Dr. Jennifer M. Murray

07-18-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

On July 18, 2018 Dr. JENNIFER M. MURRAY will present “On A Great Battlefield: the History of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1863 – 2016”.

The York Civil War Round Table (YCWRT) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote,...

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On July 18, 2018 Dr. JENNIFER M. MURRAY will present “On A Great Battlefield: the History of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1863 – 2016”.

The York Civil War Round Table (YCWRT) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, interpret, preserve, and protect the Civil War heritage of York County, Pennsylvania, through the education and exchange of information with its members and the general public. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the American Civil War.

Each meeting features a guest speaker talking about a Civil War topic of local or national interest. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. Please visit the YCWRT website for more information about the York County Civil War Roundtable.

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ALLVETS Roundtable

07-25-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm
On July 25, 2018, Collins Lunger will speak about his experience in the Army in Vietnam.
ALLVETS Roundtable is an opportunity for local veterans to share their stories about their military service. All veterans are welcome to participate,...
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On July 25, 2018, Collins Lunger will speak about his experience in the Army in Vietnam.
ALLVETS Roundtable is an opportunity for local veterans to share their stories about their military service. All veterans are welcome to participate, regardless of branch of service, rank, peace-time or war-time service, or role in the military. Veterans wishing to speak at the Roundtable should contact ALLVETS at AllVets1York@gmail.com to schedule a session.
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18th Annual Book Blast!

08-11-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 9:00 am

The event will be held at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 West Princess Street, York. The Museum will be filled with thousands of donated books in every imaginable category, on sale at bargain prices.

For the benefit of the...

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The event will be held at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 West Princess Street, York. The Museum will be filled with thousands of donated books in every imaginable category, on sale at bargain prices.

For the benefit of the bibliophile or beach reader, dedicated volunteers will sort the books into categories such as antiques, art, modern fiction, classic literature, cookbooks, biography, and history. Prices will be $2.00 for a hard cover and $1.00 for a paperback. For the local history buff, there will be the individually-priced collectible section that features local history, genealogy and other unique volumes. Volunteers will be available each day to help carry purchases for customers.

York County History Center members receive the first opportunity to purchase books on Thursday, August 9 beginning at 4:00. All members receive an invitation to attend this special sale. Friday, August 10 the doors open to the public from 9:00 until 6:00 and the sale ends with the ever popular Buck-a-Bag on Saturday August 11 from 9:00 - 2:00. Buck-a-Bag is just that, for just $1.00 attendees can fill the provided plastic bags with the general category books. The collectible section with the individually-priced books will be sold at half-price on that day also.

Book Blast benefits the collections, programs, and educational activities of the History Center. Questions: please call Lila Fourhman-Shaull 848-1587 ext. 223 or mailto:lfourhman-shaull@yorkhistorycenter.org.

 

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Muggle History Summer Family Workshop Series- Hagrid's Kitchen

08-11-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 11 @ 9:30 am

Whip up a batch of rock cakes with your family!

With Hagrid being forbidden to use magic, his kitchen was a lot like the summer kitchen at the Colonial Complex. Ron, Hermione, and Harry spent a lot of time in Hagrid’s Hut eating rock cakes and...

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Whip up a batch of rock cakes with your family!

With Hagrid being forbidden to use magic, his kitchen was a lot like the summer kitchen at the Colonial Complex. Ron, Hermione, and Harry spent a lot of time in Hagrid’s Hut eating rock cakes and drinking tea he prepared. Get hands-on with the types of tools Hagrid would have used for hearth cooking and mix up some rock cake batter that you will cook in a Dutch oven. Make your own tea blend to sip while you enjoy your rock cakes.

Families will be provided the supplies and tools for mixing a small batch of rock cakes. Groups of 6 or more will be divided into two smaller groups and provided supplies for two batches of rock cakes. Registrants will be able to try out some colonial cooking techniques and make their own herbal blend for a cup of tea.

Instructor: Ellen Gibb became involved with the Horn Farm Center after retiring from a career in the food industry, that included working at McCormick and Hanover Foods. At the Horn Farm, Ellen’s passion became the squirrel tail bake oven. Her experience with the bake oven and hearth cooking will be shared as part of the experience of “Hagrid’s kitchen.”

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Genealogy Conference: Researching Pennsylvania Germans

09-22-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 22 @ 8:30 am

Save the Date!

Times to be decided.

Save the Date!

Times to be decided.

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Book Collection for Book Blast

06-30-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 24 @ 10:00 am + 27 more dates and times

Fri, May 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Book collection begins for the 18th annual Book Blast fundraiser begins on Tuesday April 3 and runs until Saturday June 30.   Book Blast is one of the area’s largest used book sales, featuring a special section of local genealogy and history...

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Book collection begins for the 18th annual Book Blast fundraiser begins on Tuesday April 3 and runs until Saturday June 30.   Book Blast is one of the area’s largest used book sales, featuring a special section of local genealogy and history items.

Please drop books off at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum during regular hours (10-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday).  Accepting books on local genealogy and history, collectible books on art, photography, architecture, gently used fiction and non-fiction hardback and paperback books.  The annual Book Blast will be held on August 10 and 11, with preview for members only on August 9.  All proceeds to benefit the York County History Center.

For more information contact Lila Fourhman-Shaull at 848-1857 x223 or lfourhman-shaull@yorkhistorycenter.org.

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ALLVETS Roundtable Welcomes Alan Frame

05-23-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 23 @ 7:00 pm
ALLVETS Roundtable is an opportunity for local veterans to share their stories about their military service. All veterans are welcome to participate, regardless of branch of service, rank, peace-time or war-time service, or role in the military....
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ALLVETS Roundtable is an opportunity for local veterans to share their stories about their military service. All veterans are welcome to participate, regardless of branch of service, rank, peace-time or war-time service, or role in the military. Veterans wishing to speak at the Roundtable should contact ALLVETS at AllVets1York@gmail.com to schedule a session.
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Writers' Roundtable

06-07-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 07 @ 7:00 pm

Blake Stough will be the guest speaker at the June 7 York County Writers' Roundtable.

Blake Stough wears many hats. Here are a couple: He moderates the Preserving York Facebook Group, where members explore the history of every corner of York...

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Blake Stough will be the guest speaker at the June 7 York County Writers' Roundtable.

Blake Stough wears many hats. Here are a couple: He moderates the Preserving York Facebook Group, where members explore the history of every corner of York County. And he manages the Spring Grove Area Historical Society and its intriguing museum. He'll tell the group about Spring Grove and the Spring Grove museum's holdings and research opportunities. He will also tell about his Preserving York social media platform.

The Writers' Roundtable brings together writers and researchers of York County history, who publish books, newsletters and digital content to benefit the public.

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America and World War I

06-09-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 09 @ 10:30 am

The History Center’s June Second Saturday program will mark the 100th anniversary of World War I highlighting the United States’ involvement in World War I from the home front to the battlefield.

York College of Pennsylvania history...

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The History Center’s June Second Saturday program will mark the 100th anniversary of World War I highlighting the United States’ involvement in World War I from the home front to the battlefield.

York College of Pennsylvania history instructor John Maietta will explore the American experience during the Great War.  One hundred years ago the New World came to the rescue of the Old, as more than two million U.S. troops entered active combat in World War I. Maietta will discuss the  causes of the war, its course on the battlefields of Europe, and its impact on American society and culture. The program will include York County connections and examine the conflict’s troubled and controversial peace, but also its legacy for people at home, in memories of liberty bonds, victory gardens, and patriotic support for the local boys who joined the fight to “make the world safe for democracy.”

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South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

06-10-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 10 @ 2:15 pm

The Henry James Young Awards will take place at the York County History Center on June 10. This year we will be honoring Robert H. Shaub and Lila Fourhman-Shaull for contributions to local history and genealogy.  Light refreshments will be...

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The Henry James Young Awards will take place at the York County History Center on June 10. This year we will be honoring Robert H. Shaub and Lila Fourhman-Shaull for contributions to local history and genealogy.  Light refreshments will be served.

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (SCPGS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization of genealogists.  Their primary geographic area of interest and coverage is Pennsylvania’s York and Adams Counties. Their purpose is to encourage and promote an interest in genealogy by collecting and preserving materials related to genealogy, encouraging the compilation and publication of family genealogies and histories, publishing materials of interest and benefit to members, holding meetings for the education of members and the public, and offering financial and volunteer support to the library at the York County History Center.

Monthly meetings are held in the Meeting Hall of the York County History Center, at 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. The business portion of the meeting begins at 2:15 PM and the program begins at about 2:30 PM. Meetings are FREE and open to the public.

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Muggle History Summer Family Workshop Series-Stained Glass

06-16-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 16 @ 9:30 am

Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

Magical Glass: Stained...

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Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

Magical Glass: Stained Glass Family Workshop

Design your own stained glass piece worthy of a spot at Hogwarts!

Join H and L Glass Studio to design your own fused glass artwork. Caregivers can work with a child to complete a single project, or they can register both themselves and their child as participants, and both can complete their own project.

 

H&L Studio started as an enjoyable hobby to pass the time. The first projects were for family and friends. As word spread about the creativity and quality of the work additional people began to request custom work. Over the years H&L Studio has grown from a one room hobby to a full-blown studio in 2004.  The Studio now does custom stained-glass panels, using the foil and lead construction techniques; for windows, doors, wall panels, and lamps. The Studio has expanded it’s techniques to include a line of fusion glass and mosaic projects. The Studio’s services also includes individualized class instruction as well as repair work.  The Studio’s emphasis is to blend the client’s desires and our creativity to produce a piece that the client will enjoy for years.

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Muggle History Summer Family Workshop Series-Stained Glass

06-16-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 16 @ 11:30 am

Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

Magical Glass: Stained...

[more+]

Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

Magical Glass: Stained Glass Family Workshop

Design your own stained glass piece worthy of a spot at Hogwarts!

Join H and L Glass Studio to design your own fused glass artwork. Caregivers can work with a child to complete a single project, or they can register both themselves and their child as participants, and both can complete their own project.

 

H&L Studio started as an enjoyable hobby to pass the time. The first projects were for family and friends. As word spread about the creativity and quality of the work additional people began to request custom work. Over the years H&L Studio has grown from a one room hobby to a full-blown studio in 2004.  The Studio now does custom stained-glass panels, using the foil and lead construction techniques; for windows, doors, wall panels, and lamps. The Studio has expanded it’s techniques to include a line of fusion glass and mosaic projects. The Studio’s services also includes individualized class instruction as well as repair work.  The Studio’s emphasis is to blend the client’s desires and our creativity to produce a piece that the client will enjoy for years.

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Tags:   Community Visual ArtKids & Family

York Civil War Roundtable: James McClure

06-20-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

On June 20, 2018 JAMES McCLURE will present “Who was Chief Burgess David Small, at York’s helm when the Confederates came to town in 1863”

The York Civil War Round Table (YCWRT) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote,...

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On June 20, 2018 JAMES McCLURE will present “Who was Chief Burgess David Small, at York’s helm when the Confederates came to town in 1863”

The York Civil War Round Table (YCWRT) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, interpret, preserve, and protect the Civil War heritage of York County, Pennsylvania, through the education and exchange of information with its members and the general public. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the American Civil War.

Each meeting features a guest speaker talking about a Civil War topic of local or national interest. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. Please visit the YCWRT website for more information about the York County Civil War Roundtable.

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ALLVETS Roundtable

06-27-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
On June 27, 2018, David Mills will speak about his experience in the Army (15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division) and as a Korean War POW. David Mills was assigned to Outpost Harry, a strategically elevated piece of ground about 50...
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On June 27, 2018, David Mills will speak about his experience in the Army (15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division) and as a Korean War POW. David Mills was assigned to Outpost Harry, a strategically elevated piece of ground about 50 miles north of Seoul.  Former POW and Purple Heart recipient, Mills was featured in the Korean War documentary, “Hold At All Cost,” screened at the GI Film Festival where he received a 2011 Heroes Award from actor Gary Sinise.
ALLVETS Roundtable is an opportunity for local veterans to share their stories about their military service. All veterans are welcome to participate, regardless of branch of service, rank, peace-time or war-time service, or role in the military. Veterans wishing to speak at the Roundtable should contact ALLVETS at AllVets1York@gmail.com to schedule a session.
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Muggle History Summer Family Workshop Series- Pottery

07-07-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 07 @ 9:30 am

Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

From redware made for...

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Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

From redware made for personal use during early settlement to the international Pfaltzgraff company, pottery has been a big part of York County history. Families can learn a bit about our history of working in clay, then create their own clay project (with a Harry Potter twist).

Instructor: The York County History Center’s own Christine Cooper  will share some of the early history of pottery, and then let participants use their imagination to create using clay.

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Muggle History Summer Family Workshop Series- Magical Remedies

07-14-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 14 @ 9:30 am

Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

Learn about the...

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Workshops are designed for the whole family to learn and create together. When registering, be sure to register all participants, children and adults, who will be completing a project. We encourage everyone to participate!

Learn about the potions early Yorkers concocted at home, and make a potion to take home with you!

Early Yorkers grew their food in the kitchen garden, but also found remedies for their illnesses, injuries, and pains in plants they grew in their garden and ingredients found around the home or in the wild. Learn about some of these remedies, find some ingredients in the garden, and create your own lip salve from natural ingredients.

A member of the Mason-Dixon Unit of the Herb Society of America will facilitate the workshop.  The Mason Dixon Unit plants and maintains the kitchen garden at the Colonial Complex. Their mission is to promote the knowledge, use, and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

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York Civil War Roundtable: Dr. Jennifer M. Murray

07-18-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

On July 18, 2018 Dr. JENNIFER M. MURRAY will present “On A Great Battlefield: the History of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1863 – 2016”.

The York Civil War Round Table (YCWRT) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote,...

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On July 18, 2018 Dr. JENNIFER M. MURRAY will present “On A Great Battlefield: the History of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1863 – 2016”.

The York Civil War Round Table (YCWRT) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, interpret, preserve, and protect the Civil War heritage of York County, Pennsylvania, through the education and exchange of information with its members and the general public. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the American Civil War.

Each meeting features a guest speaker talking about a Civil War topic of local or national interest. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. Please visit the YCWRT website for more information about the York County Civil War Roundtable.

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ALLVETS Roundtable

07-25-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm
On July 25, 2018, Collins Lunger will speak about his experience in the Army in Vietnam.
ALLVETS Roundtable is an opportunity for local veterans to share their stories about their military service. All veterans are welcome to participate,...
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On July 25, 2018, Collins Lunger will speak about his experience in the Army in Vietnam.
ALLVETS Roundtable is an opportunity for local veterans to share their stories about their military service. All veterans are welcome to participate, regardless of branch of service, rank, peace-time or war-time service, or role in the military. Veterans wishing to speak at the Roundtable should contact ALLVETS at AllVets1York@gmail.com to schedule a session.
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18th Annual Book Blast!

08-11-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 9:00 am

The event will be held at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 West Princess Street, York. The Museum will be filled with thousands of donated books in every imaginable category, on sale at bargain prices.

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The event will be held at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 West Princess Street, York. The Museum will be filled with thousands of donated books in every imaginable category, on sale at bargain prices.

For the benefit of the bibliophile or beach reader, dedicated volunteers will sort the books into categories such as antiques, art, modern fiction, classic literature, cookbooks, biography, and history. Prices will be $2.00 for a hard cover and $1.00 for a paperback. For the local history buff, there will be the individually-priced collectible section that features local history, genealogy and other unique volumes. Volunteers will be available each day to help carry purchases for customers.

York County History Center members receive the first opportunity to purchase books on Thursday, August 9 beginning at 4:00. All members receive an invitation to attend this special sale. Friday, August 10 the doors open to the public from 9:00 until 6:00 and the sale ends with the ever popular Buck-a-Bag on Saturday August 11 from 9:00 - 2:00. Buck-a-Bag is just that, for just $1.00 attendees can fill the provided plastic bags with the general category books. The collectible section with the individually-priced books will be sold at half-price on that day also.

Book Blast benefits the collections, programs, and educational activities of the History Center. Questions: please call Lila Fourhman-Shaull 848-1587 ext. 223 or mailto:lfourhman-shaull@yorkhistorycenter.org.

 

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Muggle History Summer Family Workshop Series- Hagrid's Kitchen

08-11-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 11 @ 9:30 am

Whip up a batch of rock cakes with your family!

With Hagrid being forbidden to use magic, his kitchen was a lot like the summer kitchen at the Colonial Complex. Ron, Hermione, and Harry spent a lot of time in Hagrid’s Hut eating rock cakes and...

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Whip up a batch of rock cakes with your family!

With Hagrid being forbidden to use magic, his kitchen was a lot like the summer kitchen at the Colonial Complex. Ron, Hermione, and Harry spent a lot of time in Hagrid’s Hut eating rock cakes and drinking tea he prepared. Get hands-on with the types of tools Hagrid would have used for hearth cooking and mix up some rock cake batter that you will cook in a Dutch oven. Make your own tea blend to sip while you enjoy your rock cakes.

Families will be provided the supplies and tools for mixing a small batch of rock cakes. Groups of 6 or more will be divided into two smaller groups and provided supplies for two batches of rock cakes. Registrants will be able to try out some colonial cooking techniques and make their own herbal blend for a cup of tea.

Instructor: Ellen Gibb became involved with the Horn Farm Center after retiring from a career in the food industry, that included working at McCormick and Hanover Foods. At the Horn Farm, Ellen’s passion became the squirrel tail bake oven. Her experience with the bake oven and hearth cooking will be shared as part of the experience of “Hagrid’s kitchen.”

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Genealogy Conference: Researching Pennsylvania Germans

09-22-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 22 @ 8:30 am

Save the Date!

Times to be decided.

Save the Date!

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