Category Archives: fundraisers

Join us for “An Evening to Unravel York County History” on December 9

Does York have a solid claim to the First Capital of the United States? That is one of historical controversies that will be tackled by the York Daily Record’s five historical bloggers with audience participation in a free public program … 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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History, art, fiction and more at York County Heritage Trust’s “Book Blast 2015” this week

Stop by York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 West Princess Street the next few days for a special 15th edition of the very popular Book Blast. In addition to the usual great selection of gently used … Continue reading

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York County history, food and books coming up

It’s time for two of my favorite York County events, and you are all invited too. I’ll be volunteering at each one, and I hope to see you there. First, tomorrow, Thursday, August 7 is the annual St. Luke’s picnic … Continue reading

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York County Heritage Trust hosting rare Lincoln signed print of the Emancipation Proclamation

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. There are many websites that discuss the proclamation, looking at why it was important and what it did and did not do. The National Archives and Records Administration in … Continue reading

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Original Camp Security artifacts and documents on exhibit April 20

A few months ago I shared the information that a researcher at the British National Army Museum recently found color drawings, assumed to have been done by Sgt. Roger Lamb of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, illustrating Camp Security and the … Continue reading

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Camp Security–new clues and a new appeal

You may have seen the recent article and also the editorial in the York Daily Record concerning the final push by the Friends of Camp Security to raise the funds to repay the Conservation Fund for the 2012 purchase of … Continue reading

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Sunday School Picnics Still Thrive in York County

Reno and Craley children at St. Luke picnic, c.1920. When I was a child, just about every country church had a picnic grove in which they held the annual Sunday School Picnic. Many churches carry on the tradition. In fact, … Continue reading

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York Couple’s Movies Raise Amazing Sums For Local Non-profits.

A little while ago, in a post on York Fair horse racing, I mentioned that there were some motion pictures of racing at the fair on films recently digitized and preserved by the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives, through a … Continue reading

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Jugs and Quilts Raise Funds in York County

It’s the season of the year for fund-raisers to really ramp up. Even though worthy organizations raise money for their causes throughout the year, it seems like the coming holiday season really brings them out. Church bazaars, craft shows, musicals, … Continue reading

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