While we must be closed to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are still here for you, to enrich your life through the saving and sharing of York history.
We are pleased to bring you a selection of digital resources, which we will continue to expand and update so long as we are able.
Virtual Tours & Videos
You can still spend the day at the museum with our virtual museum tours and story maps! Virtually walk through our exhibitions to learn more about York History stories by visiting our YouTube Channel
Activities for Students
Students of all ages can access engaging learning resources, educational online tools, and meaningful media to bring the history classroom to you remotely.
Story Time on YouTube with one of our favorite books! Click on the book cover for the video and the additional links for more info.
Buy the book on Amazon (e-book is FREE!)
More Educational Tools Online
- *Our Story: American History Stories and Activities You Can Do Together
- History Explorer- Searchable by Grade
Share Your History
Want to get started with your own genealogy? These guides will help you collect your family history!
Even though you are unable to visit right now, you can still access photographs, databases and finding aids to our Library & Archives collections. Thanks to the work of Ophelia Chambliss and others, we now have a guide to our current African American collections in the Library & Archives. We will continue to add collections and finding aids from the Library & Archives as we are able to and as new items are donated.
Please enjoy a look back in time with photos from the York County History Center collection. This is just a sampling over the over 100,000 photographs currently housed in our Library and Archives including York Streets and Alleys, one-room-schools, the Grant Voaden Mills collection, the Ness gas stations collection, Dempwolf architectural drawings, bible collection images, and York County postcards.
2020- The Year of the Woman
We feature a few of the extraordinary women who have made York history. Follow our blog for the latest story about these inspirational women.
Have you encountered a place where women made history? They can be famous or unknown, protected or threatened, existing or lost. No matter their condition or status, these places matter, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation wants to know. Help us share the women in York County’s history with the world!
Perspectives in History
During times like these, we tend to reflect on lessons learned from our past. Follow our local historians and others as they remind us how those who came before us persevered during challenging times.
Jamie Kinsley: York Fairgrounds as a makeshift hospital
Scott Mingus: 1918 Spanish Flu ravaged York
Looking for a podcast with some historical context? Try NPR’s Hidden Brain!