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. See below for information about next month’s program.


April 18, 2018 – MICHAEL S. JESBERGER – “The H.L. Hunley; Confederate Submarine” – Rescheduled from March 2017

May 16, 2018 – ERIC J. WITTENBERG – “The Battle of Trevilian Station”

June 20, 2018 – JAMES McCLURE – “Who was Chief Burgess David Small, at York’s helm when the Confederates came to town in 1863”

July 18, 2018 – Dr. JENNIFER M. MURRAY – “On A Great Battlefield: the History of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1863 – 2016”

August 15, 2018 – RAY KINARD – “Hanover Branch Railroad: Gateway to Gettysburg”

September 19, 2018 – DR. CHARLES C. FENNELL, JR. – “The 1st U S Sharp Shooters: The Most Significant Union Reconnaissance at Gettysburg”

September 23, 2018– BATTLEFIELD WALK AT GNMP with DR. CHARLES C. FENNELL, JR. – 10 AM to 12 Noon

October 17, 2018 – SCOTT L. MINGUS, Sr. – “The Second Day at Gettysburg: The Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863”

November 14, 2018 – SCOTT E. ROSENAU – “Lincoln and the Founders: Completing the Unfinished Work” – Date change due to Thanksgiving


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. SCPGS Special Publications list.

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.



May 6, 2018 – JACK SOMMER – Tour of Prospect Hill Cemetery   *** on location program starts at 2:00 pm ***

Prospect Hill Cemetery is located at 700 North George Street.  Participants are to meet in the parking lot at the office near the North George Street entrance.

June 3, 2018 – Henry James Young Awards

This year we will be honoring Robert H. Shaub and Lila Fourhman-Shaull for contributions to local history and genealogy.  Light refreshments will be served.

July, 2018 – No programs in July

September 22, 2018 – GENEALOGICAL CONFERENCE – Pennsylvania German Research

ALLVETS Roundtable

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 Roundtable 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

(No Wednesday program in April)
Saturday April 28, 2018 – Gerald Ney – Army, Vietnam Veteran. Program will be at 10:00 a.m.

Gerald Ney served in the Army.  He arrived in Vietnam, Cam Ranh Bay in 1968 and was in charge of Imagery Interpretation section 172nd Military Intelligence – Det 173rd Airborne Brigade near Bong Son, Binh Dinh Providence, II Corps.  He flew 39 hand held photo missions and was later stationed at Ft Carson Colorado before leaving the army in 1971.

May 23, 2018 – ALAN FRAME – will show slides on Vietnam
June 27, 2018 – David Mills – Army, Korean War POW
15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division.  David Mills was assigned to Outpost Harry, a strategically elevated piece of ground about 50 miles north of Seoul.  Former POW and Purple Heart recipient, Mills was featured in the Korean War documentary, “Hold At All Cost,” screened at the GI Film Festival where he received a 2011 Heroes Award from actor Gary Sinise.