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.

July 19, 2017 – TOM HUNTINGTON – “Searching for George Gordon Meade: The Forgotten Victor of Gettysburg”

August 16, 2017 LINDA CLARK “Wounded Houses, Shattered Lives: What Was it Like For the Gettysburg Citizens of 1863”

September 20, 2017 DR. CHARLES C. FENNELL, JR. – “Farnsworth’s Fatal Charge with the 1st Vermont Cavalry”

October 18, 2017 SCOTT L. MINGUS, Sr  “Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith: From Virginia’s Statehouse to Gettysburg’s Scapegoat” SPECIAL 20th ANNIVERSARY MEETING

November 15, 2017 KEVIN RAWLINGS portraying “The Thomas Nast Patriotic Civil War Santa Claus”

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. 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.

Sunday August 27, 2017 – Cindy Hartman will present “York County’s 1798 Glass Tax”.


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

June 28, 2017 – Program Update! The program will be an interview with Charles G. Petron, recorded in September of 2016.  Mr. Petron served in the 90th Chemical Mortar Battalion in the European Theatre from October 16, 1942 until February 7, 1946 and was awarded two bronze stars.

*** July 22, 2017 – QUINTON STAMBAUGH – WWII veteran. This is a special Saturday edition of ALLVETS beginning at 10:00 am.  Quinton Stambaugh and his brother John served during WWII. Quinton Stambaugh is a former district Judge in Spring Grove.  He served in the Army Air Corps. and was a radio operator and a gunner on a B-25. He flew 39 missions in the Pacific.

July 26, 2017 – Lawrence Wills, ARMY – Vietnam, 1968.  He was a turret mechanic and machine gunner with Company B, 1-77 Armored Regiment.


August 23, 2017 – Dan Steel, NAVY – served on the USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin, 1967

September 27, 2017 – Greg Warner – Vietnam Veteran

October 25, 2017 – Alan J. Frame – Navy Sea-Bee – Vietnam