Articles of Confederation Day

11-17-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Courthouse Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 17 @ 10:00 am
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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 or in the face boards out front.

Activities include:

  • 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 by playing a board game
  • Help guard Congress by joining the Continental Army and practice drills

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

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Anna Dill Gamble: Woman Suffragist

12-08-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 08 @ 10:30 am

The York County History Center’s December Second Saturday Lecture Series will feature the History Center’s Librarian Emerita, June Lloyd.

Drawing from the holdings of the History Center’s Library & Archives, Lloyd will focus on the little...

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The York County History Center’s December Second Saturday Lecture Series will feature the History Center’s Librarian Emerita, June Lloyd.

Drawing from the holdings of the History Center’s Library & Archives, Lloyd will focus on the little known story of Anna Dill Gamble and her extensive local work with her associates during 1914 and 1915 in the push to obtain women suffrage in Pennsylvania through an amendment to the Pennsylvania state constitution. Gamble had a major impact on the women’s rights movement and was also active in the York County community, helping to establish a local chapter of Girl Scouts of American and the Women’s Club of York.

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Family Activity Day: Strength and Health

12-28-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am

Join us and get moving!  York County History Center will be celebrating health and wellness in the community by providing activities geared to children and families.   Visitors will be able to participate in a variety of fitness classes and...

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Join us and get moving!  York County History Center will be celebrating health and wellness in the community by providing activities geared to children and families.   Visitors will be able to participate in a variety of fitness classes and demonstrations. With activities and crafts kids can learn how to make healthy choices and stay active.  Learn about York County athletes and fitness industry leaders through our touch screen pop-up exhibit.

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Tags:   Community Festivals PerformanceKids & Family

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

01-06-2019

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 06 @ 2:15 pm

On January 6, 2018, the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society will present a Tour of Christmas Putz at First Moravian Church by Terry Downs.

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (SCPGS) is an all-volunteer,...

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On January 6, 2018, the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society will present a Tour of Christmas Putz at First Moravian Church by Terry Downs.

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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Iconic Israel - Special Travel Presentation

01-08-2019

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 08 @ 3:00 pm

Friends of the York County History Center announce their next international trip to Iconic Israel, with an optional 4-night Jordan Post Tour Extension.  Tour dates are February 5 -14, 2020.

Just a few of the highlights:

  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • ...

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Friends of the York County History Center announce their next international trip to Iconic Israel, with an optional 4-night Jordan Post Tour Extension.  Tour dates are February 5 -14, 2020.

Just a few of the highlights:

  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • Tiberias
  • Nazareth
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jericho
  • Qumran
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Jerusalem
  • Mount of Olives
  • Zion
  • The Western Wall

If you would like more information, you are invited to a special travel presentation on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 starting at 3:00 pm, at the Historical Society Museum, 250 East Market Street.  Snow date for this presentation is Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Please RSVP to Lynn Pentecost, 717-881-7859.

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Tags:  Community

Articles of Confederation Day

11-17-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Courthouse Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 17 @ 10:00 am
[more+]
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 or in the face boards out front.

Activities include:

  • 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 by playing a board game
  • Help guard Congress by joining the Continental Army and practice drills

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

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Tags:   Free Events Kids & FamilyCommunity

Anna Dill Gamble: Woman Suffragist

12-08-2018

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 08 @ 10:30 am

The York County History Center’s December Second Saturday Lecture Series will feature the History Center’s Librarian Emerita, June Lloyd.

Drawing from the holdings of the History Center’s Library & Archives, Lloyd will focus on the little...

[more+]

The York County History Center’s December Second Saturday Lecture Series will feature the History Center’s Librarian Emerita, June Lloyd.

Drawing from the holdings of the History Center’s Library & Archives, Lloyd will focus on the little known story of Anna Dill Gamble and her extensive local work with her associates during 1914 and 1915 in the push to obtain women suffrage in Pennsylvania through an amendment to the Pennsylvania state constitution. Gamble had a major impact on the women’s rights movement and was also active in the York County community, helping to establish a local chapter of Girl Scouts of American and the Women’s Club of York.

[less-]
Tags:  Community

Family Activity Day: Strength and Health

12-28-2018

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am

Join us and get moving!  York County History Center will be celebrating health and wellness in the community by providing activities geared to children and families.   Visitors will be able to participate in a variety of fitness classes and...

[more+]

Join us and get moving!  York County History Center will be celebrating health and wellness in the community by providing activities geared to children and families.   Visitors will be able to participate in a variety of fitness classes and demonstrations. With activities and crafts kids can learn how to make healthy choices and stay active.  Learn about York County athletes and fitness industry leaders through our touch screen pop-up exhibit.

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Tags:   Community Festivals PerformanceKids & Family

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

01-06-2019

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 06 @ 2:15 pm

On January 6, 2018, the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society will present a Tour of Christmas Putz at First Moravian Church by Terry Downs.

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (SCPGS) is an all-volunteer,...

[more+]

On January 6, 2018, the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society will present a Tour of Christmas Putz at First Moravian Church by Terry Downs.

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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Tags:  Community

Iconic Israel - Special Travel Presentation

01-08-2019

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 08 @ 3:00 pm

Friends of the York County History Center announce their next international trip to Iconic Israel, with an optional 4-night Jordan Post Tour Extension.  Tour dates are February 5 -14, 2020.

Just a few of the highlights:

  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • ...

[more+]

Friends of the York County History Center announce their next international trip to Iconic Israel, with an optional 4-night Jordan Post Tour Extension.  Tour dates are February 5 -14, 2020.

Just a few of the highlights:

  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • Tiberias
  • Nazareth
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jericho
  • Qumran
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Jerusalem
  • Mount of Olives
  • Zion
  • The Western Wall

If you would like more information, you are invited to a special travel presentation on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 starting at 3:00 pm, at the Historical Society Museum, 250 East Market Street.  Snow date for this presentation is Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Please RSVP to Lynn Pentecost, 717-881-7859.

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Tags:  Community

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