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

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

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.

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 – TBD

April 20, 2022 – Webinar – Scott Mingus will present “The Lincoln Funeral Train in Pennsylvania”


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.