Monthly Archives: November 2014

More on school consolidation in York County

York County Heritage Trust Director of Library and Archives, Lila Fourhman-Shaull, shared a dedication program for Chanceford Elementary School with me. As noted in my previous post, the school was dedicated on August 31, 1958. The program gives a history … Continue reading

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Chanceford school used for only fifty years.

As often happens, while looking for something else in the newspaper microfilms at the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives, I came across a December 1956 Gazette and Daily article with an architectural perspective of the planned Chanceford elementary school at … Continue reading

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Shadow of World War Two loomed over York County in 1939

Although the United States did not officially enter World War Two until December 8, 1941, the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Americans knew it was coming. By the fall of 1939, it was beginning to affect people in … Continue reading

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Finding Nicholas James

Nicholas James was a York County teenager during the closing years of the Revolutionary War. He was evidently learning his trade as a butcher, and part of his job was distributing provisions for the guards and British prisoners of war … Continue reading

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More on National Art Week

My last post listed all the artwork, mostly paintings, displayed in downtown York storefront windows during National Art Week in 1939. It caught my eye since The Parliament arts organization is promoting a similar venture, utilizing vacant display windows. I … Continue reading

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Storefront art in York is still a good idea after 75 years

I enjoy looking at art wherever it is—in museums, studios and store fronts. The current project by The Parliament arts organization, displaying art in unused store fronts in downtown York sounds like a great idea. And, it was a great … Continue reading

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