Family Activity Series: Spread the Word!

10-21-2017

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 11:00 am
Spend quality time at the museum! With activities that promote working together and building memories, the Family Activity series will be filled with learning and laughter. Programs are 60 minutes. Using the printing press, typewriters, and... [more+]
Spend quality time at the museum! With activities that promote working together and building memories, the Family Activity series will be filled with learning and laughter. Programs are 60 minutes. Using the printing press, typewriters, and rotary telephones, explore ways people communicated over the past 250 years. [less-]
Tags:   CommunityKids & Family

ALLVETS Roundtable Welcomes Alan J. Frame – Navy Sea-Bee in Vietnam

10-25-2017

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 25 @ 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.
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. [less-]
Tags:   Free EventsCommunity

Articles of Confederation Day

11-04-2017

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Courthouse Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 04 @ 10:00 am
Through a variety of interactive stations, learn about the document that defined the new nation’s first system of government. Free, family friendly activities will feature hands on experiences to learn how the United States government started... [more+]
Through a variety of interactive stations, learn about the document that defined the new nation’s first system of government. Free, family friendly activities will feature hands on experiences to learn how the United States government started here in York County. Visitors will enjoy make-and-take activities while exploring the Colonial Court House.    Discover how delegates worked through their differences to create the United States of America. Learn how documents and money were printed,  try writing with a quill pen and sign your personal Articles of Confederation. And more!  After you visit all the stations, ring the courthouse bell in celebration! Fun for families, adults, and anyone interested in knowing more about what happened during the nine months the affairs of the United States were run from York, Pennsylvania.  Stop in anytime between 10:00 and 2:00 for fun and history at the York County History Center’s Articles of Confederation Day! Tours of the General Horatio Gates House and Golden Plough Tavern will be offered at 10, 11, 1, 2, 3 as well. Activities include:
  • Photo booth faceboards
  • Pay for your crime in the pillory
  • 18th century dress up
  • Try your hand at block printing
  • Sign your name on the Articles with a quill pen
  • Make your own star for the flag
  • Negotiate to an agreement on the Articles through play
  • Discover Colonial Currency
  • Check out the display original copy of AOC
Passports to stamp with the reward being to ring the bell.   [less-]
Tags:   Kids & FamilyFree Events

November 11 Second Saturday Lecture: A Sergeant's Experiences in the Marine Air Corps

11-11-2017

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 11 @ 10:30 am
During World War II speaker Steve Runkle's father, Bill Runkle, served as a Sergeant in the Marine Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. Discover how a Marine Air Corps squadron functioned and operated, keeping planes flying. Steve Runkle is a... [more+]
During World War II speaker Steve Runkle's father, Bill Runkle, served as a Sergeant in the Marine Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. Discover how a Marine Air Corps squadron functioned and operated, keeping planes flying. Steve Runkle is a volunteer speaker with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission’s Public Information and Outreach Program, presenting  on numerous topics related to local history. [less-]
Tags:  Free Events

December 9 Second Saturday

12-09-2017

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 09 @ 10:30 am
Early pipe organ expert Dr. Phil Cooper will present a PowerPoint presentation on the nine surviving organs of Pennsylvania builder, David Tannenberg. Along with discussing Tannenberg's training and background, Cooper will give emphasis on the... [more+]
Early pipe organ expert Dr. Phil Cooper will present a PowerPoint presentation on the nine surviving organs of Pennsylvania builder, David Tannenberg. Along with discussing Tannenberg's training and background, Cooper will give emphasis on the History Center's own restored 1804 Tannenberg Organ, on display in the Historical Society Museum's Founders Hall. [less-]
Tags:  Free Events

Second Saturday Lecture Series

01-13-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 13 @ 10:30 am
 Lifelong York County native Dr. Joshua Doll will discuss the history of the Foust Distillery Company formerly located and operated on the outskirts of Glen Rock, PA.  Doll will focus on the Distillery’s rise in the mid 1800’s to its... [more+]
 Lifelong York County native Dr. Joshua Doll will discuss the history of the Foust Distillery Company formerly located and operated on the outskirts of Glen Rock, PA.  Doll will focus on the Distillery’s rise in the mid 1800’s to its ultimate closure and building ruins 125 years later.  The presentation will feature a display of Doll’s personal collection of distillery items and objects.  Doll has 20 years of experience in public education, having served as a secondary history teacher, assistant principal, principal, and currently as an assistant superintendent. [less-]
Tags:   Free EventsCommunity

Family Activity Series: Spread the Word!

10-21-2017

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 11:00 am
Spend quality time at the museum! With activities that promote working together and building memories, the Family Activity series will be filled with learning and laughter. Programs are 60 minutes. Using the printing press, typewriters, and... [more+]
Spend quality time at the museum! With activities that promote working together and building memories, the Family Activity series will be filled with learning and laughter. Programs are 60 minutes. Using the printing press, typewriters, and rotary telephones, explore ways people communicated over the past 250 years. [less-]
Tags:   CommunityKids & Family

ALLVETS Roundtable Welcomes Alan J. Frame – Navy Sea-Bee in Vietnam

10-25-2017

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 25 @ 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.
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. [less-]
Tags:   Free EventsCommunity

Articles of Confederation Day

11-04-2017

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Courthouse Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 04 @ 10:00 am
Through a variety of interactive stations, learn about the document that defined the new nation’s first system of government. Free, family friendly activities will feature hands on experiences to learn how the United States government started... [more+]
Through a variety of interactive stations, learn about the document that defined the new nation’s first system of government. Free, family friendly activities will feature hands on experiences to learn how the United States government started here in York County. Visitors will enjoy make-and-take activities while exploring the Colonial Court House.    Discover how delegates worked through their differences to create the United States of America. Learn how documents and money were printed,  try writing with a quill pen and sign your personal Articles of Confederation. And more!  After you visit all the stations, ring the courthouse bell in celebration! Fun for families, adults, and anyone interested in knowing more about what happened during the nine months the affairs of the United States were run from York, Pennsylvania.  Stop in anytime between 10:00 and 2:00 for fun and history at the York County History Center’s Articles of Confederation Day! Tours of the General Horatio Gates House and Golden Plough Tavern will be offered at 10, 11, 1, 2, 3 as well. Activities include:
  • Photo booth faceboards
  • Pay for your crime in the pillory
  • 18th century dress up
  • Try your hand at block printing
  • Sign your name on the Articles with a quill pen
  • Make your own star for the flag
  • Negotiate to an agreement on the Articles through play
  • Discover Colonial Currency
  • Check out the display original copy of AOC
Passports to stamp with the reward being to ring the bell.   [less-]
Tags:   Kids & FamilyFree Events

November 11 Second Saturday Lecture: A Sergeant's Experiences in the Marine Air Corps

11-11-2017

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 11 @ 10:30 am
During World War II speaker Steve Runkle's father, Bill Runkle, served as a Sergeant in the Marine Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. Discover how a Marine Air Corps squadron functioned and operated, keeping planes flying. Steve Runkle is a... [more+]
During World War II speaker Steve Runkle's father, Bill Runkle, served as a Sergeant in the Marine Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. Discover how a Marine Air Corps squadron functioned and operated, keeping planes flying. Steve Runkle is a volunteer speaker with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission’s Public Information and Outreach Program, presenting  on numerous topics related to local history. [less-]
Tags:  Free Events

December 9 Second Saturday

12-09-2017

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 09 @ 10:30 am
Early pipe organ expert Dr. Phil Cooper will present a PowerPoint presentation on the nine surviving organs of Pennsylvania builder, David Tannenberg. Along with discussing Tannenberg's training and background, Cooper will give emphasis on the... [more+]
Early pipe organ expert Dr. Phil Cooper will present a PowerPoint presentation on the nine surviving organs of Pennsylvania builder, David Tannenberg. Along with discussing Tannenberg's training and background, Cooper will give emphasis on the History Center's own restored 1804 Tannenberg Organ, on display in the Historical Society Museum's Founders Hall. [less-]
Tags:  Free Events

Second Saturday Lecture Series

01-13-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 13 @ 10:30 am
 Lifelong York County native Dr. Joshua Doll will discuss the history of the Foust Distillery Company formerly located and operated on the outskirts of Glen Rock, PA.  Doll will focus on the Distillery’s rise in the mid 1800’s to its... [more+]
 Lifelong York County native Dr. Joshua Doll will discuss the history of the Foust Distillery Company formerly located and operated on the outskirts of Glen Rock, PA.  Doll will focus on the Distillery’s rise in the mid 1800’s to its ultimate closure and building ruins 125 years later.  The presentation will feature a display of Doll’s personal collection of distillery items and objects.  Doll has 20 years of experience in public education, having served as a secondary history teacher, assistant principal, principal, and currently as an assistant superintendent. [less-]
Tags:   Free EventsCommunity

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