Good day in Glen Rock, Pa., Part I

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Glen Rock, Pa., celebrates two pieces of its past on Sept. 29. The community will dedicate a plaque at the Glen Rock Theatre, built as a band hall for its community band and famed composer Roland F. Seitz. The community Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps. camp living history event is set earlier that day. Check out the Glen Rock Historical Preservation Society website for more details. Also of interest: Good night in Glen Rock: Dinner and a movie and the American Dream.

Chalmers Sechrist Jr., whose family has a long association with the Glen Theatre, will talk about the 100-year-old building and its various uses on Sept. 29.

Several months ago, he presented this history of the old band hall/movie theatre.

Glen Rock might be the leader among York County’s local history groups in documenting and celebrating its history … .

Glen1The Glen Rock Theatre plaque, to be dedicated on Sept. 29, will reflect this bit of history. For more photos of the theater and Glen Rock community, check out the GRHPS website.

Glen2The Glen Theatre, now used mostly for movies, served as a community meeting hall and band venue for decades. Also of interest: Glen Rock’s Roland F. Seitz: ‘By his genius … he has earned the title of ‘Parade Music Prince’.
glen theatreBuilt as a band hall for the Glen Rock Musical Association, the Glen Theatre later became the area’s prime moviehouse. Last picture show: Glen Rock moviehouse never ceases to amaze.
Also of interest about Glen Rock:
- Museum goer: ‘I really like these old pictures of Glen Rock’.
- Parade Music Prince Roland Seitz: From Shrewsbury Township -Glen Rock to Friday Night Lights.
- Mystery of Glen Rock-area’s Narrow Gauge Road deepens.
- This time, entrepreneur in York County’s Glen Rock bet on the wrong horse.
- Glen Rock hilltop farm: ‘You cannot stay stressed here for long’.
- Add obscure marker to list of things to see in Glen Rock
- Glen Rock marked site of AMP/Tyco’s first Pa. plant .

*Photos, information in this post courtesy of the Glen Rock Historical Preservation Society

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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