Our Artists Our Stories

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 4 pm


York County has produced many artists from the internationally famous to the lesser known “local” artists. Their works and personal connections to place provide a powerful window into York County’s past and present.

Our Artists Our Stories features art pieces from the York County History Center’s collection either not previously or recently exhibited. The exhibit features works from various periods and genres, and includes formally trained to self-taught artists. The current rotation features the work of local cartoonist and watercolor artist, Walt Partymiller, who worked for York’s Gazette and Daily newspaper from the 1940s-1970s. The exhibit was co-curated by local artist, Brett Greiman, and Director of Collections, Rachel Warner. It explores how Partymiller used his “visual voice” to make commentary on the social, economic, and political issues of his time.

Our Artists Our Stories is located on the Mezzanine of the Historical Society Museum. The exhibit and related programming is supported by the Cultural Alliance of York County.

Justice Bell and Women's Suffrage Exhibit

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 4 pm



Join us at our Historical Society Museum to view our exhibit “What Does Justice Mean to You?: The Story of the Justice Bell and York County’s Role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement” on the Mezzanine. We’ll examine York’s role in the campaign for a state level women’s suffrage, the story and travels of the Justice Bell, and feature artifacts and archival materials from the local campaign and campaign leader, Anna Dill Gamble.

On October 10, 2020, we also hosted a webinar with Amanda Owen, CEO of the Justice Bell Foundation, as part of our Second Saturday Lecture Series. You can watch a recording of this webinar by clicking HERE. Ms. Owen alongside History Center Librarian Emerita, June Burk Lloyd, talk about the history of the Justice Bell, it’s role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and the creation of the replica bell.