Monthly Archives: October 2015

Journal of York County Heritage offers opportunity to write about local history

You can be part of sharing the fascinating stories that contribute so much to our local heritage. There is still over a month to offer your articles for the 2016 issue. Guidelines for submissions can be found on the York … Continue reading

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Symposium and lecture to feature noted General Jacob L. Devers scholars

Which four-star World War II general was an important advocate of tanks, helicopters and DUKW (“duck boats”) for the U.S. Army? No, not one of those other guys who are household names today with the help of popular biographies, films … Continue reading

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York County is blessed by an abundance of Rudy stained and leaded glass

I really enjoyed Saturday’s tour of a dozen sites graced by Rudy stained glass, featuring the work of the studio under the tenure of founder J. Horace Rudy. Thanks, Historic York, Inc. and the Rudy Collective, for putting together a … Continue reading

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Paintings of York native Stephen Etnier up for auction in Maine

Several years ago I wrote a York Sunday News column and some blog posts on native York artist Stephen Etnier (1903-1984). Etnier painted scenes of York, the Caribbean and many of Maine, where he spent a good part of his … Continue reading

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Oyster Fest isn’t just about oysters

It’s time for 41st Annual Oyster Fest this Sunday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 West Princess Street in York. Once again fried oysters, raw oysters and oyster … Continue reading

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Rudy stained glass windows admired throughout the Northeast

We have been hearing a lot lately about J. Horace Rudy (1870-1940) and the wonderful stained glass windows his company created for many local homes and churches. Jim McClure has done numerous Rudy posts for his Yorktown Square blog. Historic … Continue reading

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Where were the York County Heritage Trust lions?

Walking through the mezzanine gallery at York County Heritage Trust the other day, I stopped to take a new look at the cast iron lions guarding the stairs up to the second floor. I remembered some photos in the YCHT … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury, Pa. bottle leads to medical/political family

Jeff Rohrbaugh of Shrewsbury shared this recently acquired bottle on Facebook. The drug business noted on the bottle is attributed to Dr. James Gerry, Jr. (1839-1903). I’m always happy to have an opportunity to learn more about the people and … Continue reading

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