Category Archives: fund raising

York County sent lots of Bundles for Britain

We probably have all known local people who bravely served in the military during World War II. During that time the home front was also very busy. I have written columns and blog posts about the York Plan, the system … Continue reading

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Working together to save York County history

My previous post on the 50th anniversary of the Golden Plough Tavern and General Gates House restorations gave a few highlights of the “smallest urban renewal project in the country.” See below for more on the story from my recent … Continue reading

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1781–York County Militia Lt. Scott finds site for Camp Security

The transcription below is of one of the original letters concerning Camp Security that will be on display Saturday April 20 at York County Heritage Trust, 250 East Market Street. It is part of a special one day exhibit, free … Continue reading

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York’s Trinity Church saved

Last year I did several posts on the threatened demolition of Trinity United Methodist Church. Trinity was formed as an Evangelical congregation in 1871, with the present building, designed by noted York architect Harry Yessler, dedicated in January 1897. Denominations … Continue reading

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York Christmas Fair Inspires Winterthur Exhibit

Touring the wonderful Christmas displays at Winterthur Museum has become part of my annual holiday celebration. I was thrilled Sunday to hear the Winterthur guide tell us that the very first area we were touring this year was based on … Continue reading

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York Churchgoer Miffed about Collection

Collection pouches on wall on right in William Wagner 1830 drawing of York’s German Reformed Church In 1829, an anonymous Yorker, signing himself REFORM eloquently argued against passing the collection pouch at church. Since all the church services I have … Continue reading

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York Moravian Christmases

Lewis Miller Drawing of a York County Pennsylvania German Christmas Tree In December 1867, the Gazette reported: “FESTIVAL– The Moravians are now holding a festival at Washington Hall for the benefit of their new church. They have the largest and … Continue reading

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