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More art from Yorker Margaret Sarah Lewis

Thanks to everyone who responded so far to my column and blog posts on York artist and teacher Margaret Sarah Lewis. I would like to know about as many examples of her art work so that I can print them … Continue reading

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Rural students and the Eight Grade Examination

Some York County school districts didn’t consolidate until the late 1950s. Chanceford Township was one of the last to close their one-room schools, as the new Chanceford Township elementary school didn’t open until September 1958. Children attended one-room schools from … Continue reading

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What did York girls study in the early 19th century?

Advertisements from the York Recorder gives us an glimpse into educational offerings in York Town in the early 1800s. The first is for a small girls school, probably run out of a home: EDUCATION &c. &. Misses THOMSON and SCANLAN … Continue reading

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New Camp Security booklet is available for students and teachers

In the past we have shared the overall history of Camp Security, York’s Revolutionary War prisoner-of-war camp. We have heard snippets of accounts of the camp, in their own words, from the pension applications of local militiamen who served as … Continue reading

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What young ladies learned in York in the 1820s

The advertisement transcribed below, from the September 29, 1829 York Recorder, gives us an idea of some of the things young ladies in York County had the opportunity to study, if they were so inclined,and their parents were willing to … Continue reading

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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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York County news: A graduation party at Mulberry and the stage coach from Long Level to Red Lion

As I mentioned previously, it wasn’t difficult to get your name in the newspaper in earlier days. Stringers from every little community submitted very local news, for which they were many times paid by the length of the column. Many … Continue reading

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One room schoolhouses dotted the York County countryside

Here is more on the one room schoolhouses that provided the education for country children up until the middle of the last century. If you didn’t attend one, ask your parents or grandparents or older friends. You will probably find … Continue reading

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York’s Samuel Bacon was charged with founding the African colony that became Liberia

Samuel Bacon (1782-1820) packed a lot into his 38 years. He is described in the History of the York County Academy, as “educator, lawyer, Marine, Episcopal clergyman and missionary.” In 1814, within two years after coming to York to teach … Continue reading

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York Academy 1813 report card and rules

I came across a weekly report card at York County Heritage Trust for Catharine Barnitz, a student at York Academy. It was dated February 5, 1813. Catharine was punctual, as her “Time of coming” each morning was nine, and time … Continue reading

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