How do you move a gallows? York, Pa.’s relocating Police Heritage Museum will figure that out

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Police Heritage Museum founder John Stine shows an old photograph of a York City police officer in a back room in the museum in York on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The museum has about 2,000 photographs that are not on display. The museum, which was founded in 1995, is looking for a new location after finalizing a deal to sell its West Market Street building to Royal Square Development. Operated as a non-profit, the museum displays many artifacts with York County origins, as well as items from across the nation and other countries. Chris Dunn — Daily Record/Sunday News

York, Pa.’s Police Heritage Museum’s collections go beyond the many artifacts from its law enforcement past on public display. Here, John Stine, the go-to person with questions about that long police history, shows a photo of an officer in a museum storage room, one of about 2,000 such pictures not on display. The Heritage Museum’s collections, both exhibited and in storage, will have to be moved this year.That move would include a popular exhibit – a reconstructed gallows from the old York County Prison on Chestnut Street.  Royal Square has purchased the museum’s longtime West Market Street home. ‘The city has made us feel welcome here and we understand the importance of redevelopment,’ Stine told the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Also of interest: Check out this photo of a reconstructed 1800s jail cell at the Police Museum.

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A display at the Police Heritage Museum in York shows members of the 1973 York City Police Department on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The museum, which was founded in 1995, is looking for a new location after finalizing a deal to sell its West Market Street building to Royal Square Development. Operated as a non-profit, the museum displays many artifacts with York County origins, as well as items from across the nation and other countries. Chris Dunn — Daily Record/Sunday News
The York City Police force in 1973, one of the many displays at the Police Heritage Museum. One observer of the city scene, Terry Downs, suggested on his Facebook page that the Police Museum combine with the west end York Fire Museum to form a First Responders Museum. Also of interest: Those in uniform with York County links who die in line of duty should be remembered.

 

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Fans of Dan Connolly and the O’s will have the opportunity to meet the sportswriter at 10:30 a.m. today at Hearts & Minds.
Connolly, a former York, Pa., Daily Record writer, wrote “100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.” Connolly, a York County resident, is a writer for the Baltimore Sun.

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Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Friday, May 15, 2015

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

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