Writers’ Roundtable

The York County Writers’ Roundtable networks writers and researchers of York County and regional history. The group meets on the first Thursday of every quarter at 7:00 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum, Library & Archives a 250 E. Market St.  This event is free and open to the public.  Hope to see you there!

March 3, 2022 – Bryan Wade – Keystone Oral Histories

June 2, 2022 – Thomas Yingling – Codorus Valley Area Historical Society

September 1, 2022 – Adam Zurn, Uncharted Lancaster – Re-connecting York and Lancaster histories: About Native American rock carvings and other shared stories

December 1, 2022 – Greg Halpin – “Old Suz”, York’s first steam fire engine

Community Partner Programs

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (SCPGS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization of genealogists. As genealogists, they study ancestry and family history, and are interested in preserving family heritage for future generations. 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. Meetings held in-person and virtually on Zoom/Facebook Live will begin at 2:30.

January 2, 2022The Dempwolf family of architects and their architecture in York County – Mark Shermeyer, President,                  SAArchitects

February 6, 2022History of Celtic languages and their expressions in Pennsylvania – Chip Kauffman

March 6, 2022History and practice of making long rifles in Pennsylvania – Brad Emig, Owner & Craftsman, Cabin Creek Muzzleloading

April 3, 2022The Challenges Facing the Continental Congress in Yorktown, Pennsylvania – Tom Gibson, Volunteer, York County History Center

May 1, 2022History and records of Pennsylvania’s state mental hospitals – Tyler Stump, Pennsylvania State Archives

June 12, 2022 – Henry James Young Award program

August 28, 2022 – (in person only) – Using Online Deeds in Family History Research – Lynn Nelson, Certified Genealogist

October 2, 2022 – “Indian Languages Influence in the Susquehanna Region” – Charles “Chip” Kauffman, York College professor and retired U.S. Government linguist

November 6, 2022 – “German Genealogical Records” – Richard K. Konkel, Esquire


York Civil War Round Table

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.

Founded as the White Rose Civil War Round Table, the York CWRT holds monthly meetings the third Wednesday of every month except December at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Hall of the York County History Center’s Historical Society Museum at 250 East Market Street in York, Pennsylvania. 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.  For upcoming programs, please visit the event page.

January 19, 2022 – Webinar – Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried will present “Hell Comes to Southern Maryland: The Story of the Point Lookout Civil War Prisoner of War Camp”

February 16, 2022 – Webinar – Scott Mingus and Jim McClure will present “Rediscovering York County’s Lost Underground Railroad and Civil War Sites”

March 16, 2022 – Webinar – Ronald S. Coddington will present “Faces of Civil War Nurses”.

April 20, 2022now in-person and online!Scott Mingus will present “The Lincoln Funeral Train in Pennsylvania”

May 18, 2022 – In-person and online – Jeri Jones – The Geology of the Gettysburg Campaign

June 15, 2022 – In-person and online – Jim McClure – After the Civil War: Successes and Struggles of York County’s People

Cancelled – July 20, 2022 – in person and online – Dominish Miller – 87th PA: An Enduring Legacy in York County, Pennsylvania (This program has been rescheduled for September 21st)

August 17, 2022 – In person and online – Scott Mingus – New Book “Unceasing Fury: Texans at the Battle of Chickamauga”

September 21, 2022 – In person and online – Dominish Miller – 87th PA: An Enduring Legacy in York County, Pennsylvania

October 19, 2022 – In person and online – Codie Eash – The Lutheran Seminary in the Battle of Gettysburg


ALLVETS is a non-profit organization, founded in 2015 by the late Jim Bean, a Vietnam veteran, to collect the stories of local veterans. Each month a different veteran from any branch of the military who served in any capacity shares his or her story about their service to our country.

The ALLVETS meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York. Occasionally, special round tables are held on Saturdays. Due to the holiday schedule, no programs are held in November or December. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. For more information, please visit ALLVETS.US or e-mail

January 26th 2022 – Ken Bair who served  in Vietnam as a tanker.

February 23rd 2022 – Mark Askey will speak about his time in Iraq.

March 23rd  2022 – Bob Zimmerman who served in the Army in Korea in 1972 and at the Pentagon

April 27th 2022 – Bob Glatfelter, Air Force, who served in the Avionics Communications repair area in Okinawa, Japan in the closing days of the Vietnam War.

May 25 2022 – Phil Matte who served in the Army in the 33rd Armor Division 1963-66 in Europe as a tanker.  He was also on the US Rifle Team. 

June 22 2022  – Jeff Hawks Director of Education & the Veterans Outreach program in Carlisle.  Served as an Army Infantryman In Desert Storm. He will speak about Soldier’s experiences.

July 27 2022 – Alex Kelly who served in Desert Storm

August 24th 2022 – 7th Anniversary – Bill Rosevear will speak about serving as an Artillery forward observer for A Company 1-77th Armor in Vietnam.

September 28th 2022 – Jim Meyers who served in the Marine Corps.  He served in Vietnam 1969-70 in Anhoa/Bush in the infantry

October 26th 2022 – Gary Lehman who served in the Air Force Security Service in Germany & Taiwan 1963-69.