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Early American Cooking Demonstration

11-23-2021

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am Tue, Nov 23 @ 11:00 am

What did people eat during the early days of York?  Where did food come from and how was it prepared? Learn about 18th century ingredients, cooking techniques, and tools at the Colonial Complex.
Watch Manager of Public Programs, Christine...

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What did people eat during the early days of York?  Where did food come from and how was it prepared? Learn about 18th century ingredients, cooking techniques, and tools at the Colonial Complex.
Watch Manager of Public Programs, Christine Cooper,  demonstrate preparation and cooking techniques using the tools of the period. Visitors will be able to observe, ask questions, and visit the Tavern kitchen garden.   Christine will also talk about common ingredients and where they came from.  Programs are outdoors and weather dependent.
Cooking Demonstrations will be held:
October 26- Stew’d Meat
November 23- Sausage and Apples

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Regional History Consortium- Railroads!

11-09-2021

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 09 @ 7:00 pm

Mark your calendar for a week of programs on historic railroads—the trains, the station buildings, technology, people, economic impact—brought to you by the History Consortium, a working group of regional historical societies including...

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Mark your calendar for a week of programs on historic railroads—the trains, the station buildings, technology, people, economic impact—brought to you by the History Consortium, a working group of regional historical societies including Cumberland, York, Franklin, Adams, and Carroll Counties.

Each evening at 7:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) throughout Historic Railroad Week you will be able to enjoy a different aspect of railroad history.
Presentations held online.  Visit our Facebook page to participate.  The York County History Center will host our presentation streamed to our Facebook page and in person at the Historical Society Museum on Tuesday, November 9 at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 8: Workers of the Rails
Speaker: Jim Leonard, Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle, PA
While most people think of the railroads as the physical objects – train cars and tracks – the workers behind the railroads were an integral, yet often overlooked, aspect of the industry. This presentation by Jim Leonard of Historical Society of East Pennsboro will focus on the workers in the rail industry in Cumberland County.

Tuesday, November 9: Rails to York
Speakers: Tina Charles and Samantha Dorm, York History Center, York, PA
How the railroad influenced the lives of York’s African American community – from William Wood, one of Lebanon’s residents and a noted machinist for Phineas Davis, who actually built the York steam engine, the first of its kind, to the many jobs the railroad created (laborers, Pullman Porters, etc.) and the many families that migrated from the south and settled in York as part of the Great Migrations.

Wednesday, November 10…Franklin County’s Iron Furnaces & the Railroad
Speaker: Mike Marotte, Franklin County Historical Society, Chambersburg, PA
During the heyday of the iron furnaces, the horse drawn wagons were the vital tool for transporting the finished product to a railroad depot for shipment. However, if you were fortunate enough to have a railroad depot close by, you were ahead of the game. In Franklin County, there were a few iron furnaces that were quite prosperous due to proximity of the rail line.

Thursday, November 11…The Restoration of American’s Train Stations
Speakers: Howard Burrell and Antigoni Ladd, Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg, PA
With changes in rail service throughout the country, many train stations were abandoned. Others found new lives as storefront businesses, apartments, or museums. Some cities used their train stations to open shopping malls, restaurants, and theaters. View the success stories of the survivors, from the Lincoln Train Station in Gettysburg, PA to the majestic Union Station in Washington, DC and Union Depot in St. Paul, MN.

Friday, November 12…….The Western Maryland Railroad
Speaker: Jim Shriver, Carroll County Historical Society, Westminster, MD
It was on June 15, 1861, that the blast of a train whistle was first heard in Westminster as the Western Maryland Railroad arrived in town. This presentation explores the development and history of the line, its impact on Carroll County and the state of Maryland, and its place in the era of America’s railroad expansion.

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Articles of Confederation Day

11-13-2021

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 13 @ 10:00 am

Discover how the Thirteen Colonies became the United States of America, and learn about the document that developed the nation’s first form of federal government! Enjoy a variety of family friendly activities that introduce the younger ages...

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Discover how the Thirteen Colonies became the United States of America, and learn about the document that developed the nation’s first form of federal government! Enjoy a variety of family friendly activities that introduce the younger ages to  American revolutionary history.
Celebrate with the adoption of the Articles of Confederation with us!  Adults and families can participate in hands-on activities that help us understand the place of the Articles of Confederation in American history and learn about York’s Revolutionary past!

Join and drill with the Continental Army
Learn about the life of a Revolutionary Soldier
View period documents, including an original copy of the Articles of Confederation
Meet members of the second Continental Congress
Participate in a collaborative art project
Try your hand at letter writing, 18th century style
Learn about spy techniques during the Revolutionary War
And more!

Timed Events

Performance by the Central York Middle School Fife and Drum Corps
Firing Demonstrations
Story Time
Revolutionary War walking tours of downtown York

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Second Saturday Lecture- Using Family Lore as the Basis for a Historical Novel

11-13-2021

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 13 @ 10:30 am

"Answering Liberty’s Call: Anna Stone's Daring Ride to Valley Forge" is based on family legend and events in the lives of the author’s six times great-grandparents.

"War may be men’s business, but that doesn’t stop Anna Stone from...

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"Answering Liberty’s Call: Anna Stone's Daring Ride to Valley Forge" is based on family legend and events in the lives of the author’s six times great-grandparents.

"War may be men’s business, but that doesn’t stop Anna Stone from getting involved in the
fight for liberty. When her soldier husband and brothers face starvation and disease at Valley Forge, Anna is not content to pray and worry. She gets on her horse and strikes out alone over two hundred miles of rough terrain to bring them life-sustaining supplies."

In a career spanning nearly three decades, Tracy Lawson has been a dance teacher, a studio owner, and to date has choreographed thirty-three musicals for middle and high school students.
When faced with a mid-life career change spurred by a cross-country move for her husband’s job, Tracy adopted the motto, “have laptop, will travel.” Within a few years, she achieved a lifelong goal and published her first book, based on the 1838 travel journal of her great-great-great grandfather. Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More won Best Nonfiction History in the 2012 Ohio Professional Writers Association Book Awards.

 

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Tags:   Community Free Events

Early American Cooking Demonstration

11-23-2021

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am Tue, Nov 23 @ 11:00 am

What did people eat during the early days of York?  Where did food come from and how was it prepared? Learn about 18th century ingredients, cooking techniques, and tools at the Colonial Complex.
Watch Manager of Public Programs, Christine...

[more+]

What did people eat during the early days of York?  Where did food come from and how was it prepared? Learn about 18th century ingredients, cooking techniques, and tools at the Colonial Complex.
Watch Manager of Public Programs, Christine Cooper,  demonstrate preparation and cooking techniques using the tools of the period. Visitors will be able to observe, ask questions, and visit the Tavern kitchen garden.   Christine will also talk about common ingredients and where they came from.  Programs are outdoors and weather dependent.
Cooking Demonstrations will be held:
October 26- Stew’d Meat
November 23- Sausage and Apples

[less-]
Tags:   Kids & FamilyFree Events

Regional History Consortium- Railroads!

11-09-2021

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 09 @ 7:00 pm

Mark your calendar for a week of programs on historic railroads—the trains, the station buildings, technology, people, economic impact—brought to you by the History Consortium, a working group of regional historical societies including...

[more+]

Mark your calendar for a week of programs on historic railroads—the trains, the station buildings, technology, people, economic impact—brought to you by the History Consortium, a working group of regional historical societies including Cumberland, York, Franklin, Adams, and Carroll Counties.

Each evening at 7:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) throughout Historic Railroad Week you will be able to enjoy a different aspect of railroad history.
Presentations held online.  Visit our Facebook page to participate.  The York County History Center will host our presentation streamed to our Facebook page and in person at the Historical Society Museum on Tuesday, November 9 at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 8: Workers of the Rails
Speaker: Jim Leonard, Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle, PA
While most people think of the railroads as the physical objects – train cars and tracks – the workers behind the railroads were an integral, yet often overlooked, aspect of the industry. This presentation by Jim Leonard of Historical Society of East Pennsboro will focus on the workers in the rail industry in Cumberland County.

Tuesday, November 9: Rails to York
Speakers: Tina Charles and Samantha Dorm, York History Center, York, PA
How the railroad influenced the lives of York’s African American community – from William Wood, one of Lebanon’s residents and a noted machinist for Phineas Davis, who actually built the York steam engine, the first of its kind, to the many jobs the railroad created (laborers, Pullman Porters, etc.) and the many families that migrated from the south and settled in York as part of the Great Migrations.

Wednesday, November 10…Franklin County’s Iron Furnaces & the Railroad
Speaker: Mike Marotte, Franklin County Historical Society, Chambersburg, PA
During the heyday of the iron furnaces, the horse drawn wagons were the vital tool for transporting the finished product to a railroad depot for shipment. However, if you were fortunate enough to have a railroad depot close by, you were ahead of the game. In Franklin County, there were a few iron furnaces that were quite prosperous due to proximity of the rail line.

Thursday, November 11…The Restoration of American’s Train Stations
Speakers: Howard Burrell and Antigoni Ladd, Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg, PA
With changes in rail service throughout the country, many train stations were abandoned. Others found new lives as storefront businesses, apartments, or museums. Some cities used their train stations to open shopping malls, restaurants, and theaters. View the success stories of the survivors, from the Lincoln Train Station in Gettysburg, PA to the majestic Union Station in Washington, DC and Union Depot in St. Paul, MN.

Friday, November 12…….The Western Maryland Railroad
Speaker: Jim Shriver, Carroll County Historical Society, Westminster, MD
It was on June 15, 1861, that the blast of a train whistle was first heard in Westminster as the Western Maryland Railroad arrived in town. This presentation explores the development and history of the line, its impact on Carroll County and the state of Maryland, and its place in the era of America’s railroad expansion.

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Tags:   Free EventsCommunity

Articles of Confederation Day

11-13-2021

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 13 @ 10:00 am

Discover how the Thirteen Colonies became the United States of America, and learn about the document that developed the nation’s first form of federal government! Enjoy a variety of family friendly activities that introduce the younger ages...

[more+]

Discover how the Thirteen Colonies became the United States of America, and learn about the document that developed the nation’s first form of federal government! Enjoy a variety of family friendly activities that introduce the younger ages to  American revolutionary history.
Celebrate with the adoption of the Articles of Confederation with us!  Adults and families can participate in hands-on activities that help us understand the place of the Articles of Confederation in American history and learn about York’s Revolutionary past!

Join and drill with the Continental Army
Learn about the life of a Revolutionary Soldier
View period documents, including an original copy of the Articles of Confederation
Meet members of the second Continental Congress
Participate in a collaborative art project
Try your hand at letter writing, 18th century style
Learn about spy techniques during the Revolutionary War
And more!

Timed Events

Performance by the Central York Middle School Fife and Drum Corps
Firing Demonstrations
Story Time
Revolutionary War walking tours of downtown York

[less-]
Tags:   Festivals Free Events Kids & FamilyCommunity

Second Saturday Lecture- Using Family Lore as the Basis for a Historical Novel

11-13-2021

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 13 @ 10:30 am

"Answering Liberty’s Call: Anna Stone's Daring Ride to Valley Forge" is based on family legend and events in the lives of the author’s six times great-grandparents.

"War may be men’s business, but that doesn’t stop Anna Stone from...

[more+]

"Answering Liberty’s Call: Anna Stone's Daring Ride to Valley Forge" is based on family legend and events in the lives of the author’s six times great-grandparents.

"War may be men’s business, but that doesn’t stop Anna Stone from getting involved in the
fight for liberty. When her soldier husband and brothers face starvation and disease at Valley Forge, Anna is not content to pray and worry. She gets on her horse and strikes out alone over two hundred miles of rough terrain to bring them life-sustaining supplies."

In a career spanning nearly three decades, Tracy Lawson has been a dance teacher, a studio owner, and to date has choreographed thirty-three musicals for middle and high school students.
When faced with a mid-life career change spurred by a cross-country move for her husband’s job, Tracy adopted the motto, “have laptop, will travel.” Within a few years, she achieved a lifelong goal and published her first book, based on the 1838 travel journal of her great-great-great grandfather. Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More won Best Nonfiction History in the 2012 Ohio Professional Writers Association Book Awards.

 

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Tags:   Community Free Events

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