Category Archives: History

York County libraries celebrate Black History Month

Deb Sullivan of York County Libraries System shares how the libraries celebrate Black History Month in this Feb. 15, 2014, column.

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Manchester Twp. author Scott Mingus wins award for Civil War biography

Manchester Township author and historian Scott Mingus Sr. won the Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award this month for his 2013 biography, “Confederate General Williams ‘Extra Billy’ Smith.”

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Spring Garden Twp. author Joseph Cress to be featured on PA Books

Spring Garden Township author Joseph Cress will appear on the Jan. 26, 2014, episode of PA Books to discuss his book “Hidden History of Cumberland County.”

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Join York County Heritage Trust for Lunch With the Librarians in February

The York County Heritage Trust will host its February Lunch With the Librarians at 1 p.m. Feb. 7, 2014, in York, Pa.

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Jim McClure, Scott Mingus Sr. to sign books at YWCA of Hanover

Jim McClure and Scott Mingus Sr. will sign copies of “Echoing Still: More Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.” and other titles Jan 2, 2014, at YWCA of Hanover.

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Reflecting on the library in Glen Rock

Jim McClure reflects on the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock in this Dec. 12, 2013, post originally on York Town Square.

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2014 One Book, One Community pick is ‘The Worst Hard Time’ by Timothy Egan

York County Libraries will read “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan for its 2014 One Book, One Community read.

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Gettysburg author Jessica James celebrates new release

Adams County author Jessica James released “The Gray Ghost of Civil War Virginia” in October 2013, about Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby.

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Share stories of York County history

The York County Heritage Trust is accepting submissions for its fifth volume of the Journal of York County History, due by Dec. 1, 2013.

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‘So You Think You Know Gettysburg?’ tells little-known Civil War facts

Jim and Suzanne Gindlesperger will speak on their book “So You Think You Know Gettysburg?” at the Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover, Pa., Oct. 26, 2013.

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