Share Your History Project

It is the primary goal of the York County History Center to create a welcoming and inclusive place, where everyone feels their history is told and preserved in some way and that their story matters. We recognize that York County’s diverse communities have a rich history that has not always been preserved. In order to build relationships and gather that history, the History Center has developed the Share Your History Project with Ophelia Chambliss, Community Historian for Diversity and Inclusion, through a grant from the Cultural Alliance of York.

Join us for a Share Your History event or scanning day!

Share Your History events are designed to unearth local personal family stories that showcase York’s diversity, while teaching the community how to preserve historic artifacts, documents and photographs for future generations.  Upcoming events will be listed on the Events page.

In addition, the History Center is now offering scanning services on Second Saturdays of the month by appointment. Community members are invited to bring personal historical photographs and documents to be scanned. These scans are then incorporated into the History Center’s archives, and participants receive a flash drive of their scanned items and tips to help care for family collections at home.

Help the York County History Center preserve YOUR history by sharing with us stories that help promote understanding of our whole community!

For more information about Share Your History or to schedule scanning, please contact Nicole Smith at 717-848-1587 or

To speak with Ophelia Chambliss, please call 717-891-0157 or email

“I am trying to complete the record, fill in the gaps, preserve the images, stories and preserve the history for the future.” —

Click here for downloadable Share Your History brochure

Click here to access our new guide to the History Centers African American Collections.