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Art and artists making news in York, Pa., Part II

The Hugh McCall Mansion, 228 E. Market St., is owner of a new painting, mounted in its auditorium. The former Women’s Club of York building, now going by the McCall name, will be a venue for public musical concerts, art tours, antique shows, tea parties and weddings, according to its Facebook page. Here, building owner Eric Salzano looks on as Gabrielle De Veaux Clements’ mural ‘Enlightenment.’

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York County’s Rob Evans artwork: ‘A gift for making the ordinary extraordinary’

A major exhibit of York County artist Rob Evans’ work is open at the Reading Museum through Dec. 7. It’s a rare opportunity to see this York countian’s art all in one place. (Yes, that’s the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, aka Veterans Memorial … Continue reading

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Montgomery Ward, Woolworth’s back in York County headlines in same week

When was the last time you heard about the brands Montgomery Ward and Woolworth’s in the same week? News about the former buildings of these two retailers from days gone by came from two York County towns last week. The Montgomery Ward building Hanover, above, is scrubbed up and windows unboarded so prospective tenants can see the possibility. Check out news about York’s Woolworth’s building below. ‘The drop ceiling has been removed, revealing the original tin ceiling, and the interior walls have been demolished,’ an Evening Sun story says

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Lewis Miller’s ‘People’ and the York Daily Record’s ‘Faces’ meet up

These examples of ‘Lewis Miller’s People’ are exhibited at the York County Heritage Trust and appear in a forthcoming book by that name. By coincidence, the York Daily Record’s introduction of the ‘Faces of York County’ website was launched at … Continue reading

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History Mystery quiz: Limited response shows York countians forget our heroes so easily

We appreciate those who responded to this History Mystery question. But there were so few who tried.This York, Pa., artist’s work has been reproduced in books around the world for his documentation of 19th-century American life. We do forget our people of accomplishment so easily. Perhaps a forthcoming book on a body of his work will bring his life, times and work back into public view.

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‘FOE’ Civil War exhibit lives to fight another day in York, Pa.

You might call this the largest cardboard recycling project ever in York County. It means Wayne White’s ‘FOE’ exhibit will live to fight another day. York College of Pennsylvania students carried the dismantled cardboard-and-wood exhibit or installation from MarketView Arts on West Philadelphia Street to LSC Design on North George. The exhibit by the noted White showed everyday life for the two days that the Confederate Army occupied York in late-June 1863. The exhibit ended, and its figures will reside in storage at LSC for display at yet undetermined places in York County.

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‘Lewis Miller’s People:’ New book portrays 700-plus York countians in the 1800s

Donald Shelley, executive director of the Henry Ford Museum, said the 1966 publication of 19th-century York countian Lewis Miller’s work would provide a service for students and historians in opening up a new field of study in American social life, customs, arts and the like. His prediction came true. Now a complementary volume to that now out-of-print book is becoming available in the fall. ‘Lewis Miller’s People’ is a collection of more than 700 of Lewis Miller’s portraits in the collection of the York County Heritage Trust.

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Wanted: Fresh eyes, new insights in York County’s history community

Journalist/historian Ted Sickler works with York County Heritage Trust’s Lila Fourhman-Shaull on an upcoming book about people drawn by 19th-century York, Pa., artist Lewis Miller. Before turning to the book, they had reviewed an upcoming scholarly journal. Both the Miller … Continue reading

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Part II: By this count, York County hosted 3 military prisoner-of-war camps

This image, drawn by noted 19th-century York artist Lewis Miller,  shows the front facade of Washington Hall. The building served as an entertainment venue and IOOF Lodge, among other uses. Today, it houses apartments. It also houses overflow from the … Continue reading

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Part II: Look out Wikipedia, here come the Murals of York, courtesy of Roundtown Elementary third graders

‘Weighing the Butter’ is one of 16 mini-murals that join 18 large-scale panels to form the Murals of York. This adaptation of Lewis Miller’s work appears on the wall of the Central Market Annex and on a recent Wikipedia site … Continue reading

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