Creativity Unleashed, Spelling bee, Wright Bros. & preservation
‘The First Supper” is opening on First Friday in York, Pa., tonight. The glasswork will be shown in Rudy Collective’s exhibit, ‘The First Supper.’ That exhibit features a variety of media from woodwork, mosaics and stained glass to light fixtures, birdhouses and sculptures. That’s York’s Central Market visible through the stained-glass panel, which places the exhibit at 38 North Gallery, 38 N. Beaver St. Also of interest: York artist illustrates Creativity Unleashed.
Rudy Collective’s spokesman Steve Mitchell told ydr.com that the goal of the group is to attract local visitors as well as architects and design firms. Continue reading
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Noted antique dealer Joe Kindig III addressed an audience at the York County, Pa., Heritage Trust recently. Joe Kindig Jr., his father, is pictured in the background. The Kindig family is known for its work as antiquarians, including the Pennsylvania, or Kentucky, long rifle. Also of interest: Of York antiquarian Joe Kindig III: ‘He is generous with his knowledge’.
When I heard about Joe Kindig’s rare public appearance, the thing I hoped he would address was the Pennsylvania long rifle, aka Kentucky long rifle.
Fortunately, this expert on the rifles whose state of origin is so disputed did speak about such artifacts and ydr.com reporter Ed Mahon was there to capture his remarks in York County family known for its collection of long rifles, antiques : Continue reading
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The interior of Logos Academy along the Codorus Creek in York, Pa., shows some neat features. This artwork indicates York’s skyline with the steeples central and rising above the other buildings, an apt portrait for the classical Christian school. The architects of the building used part of the tall existing structure – a former recycler – in their design. Its tower is used to house an elevator, for example. A study could be made of York’s changing skyline and what it means. First, steeples dominated the skyline in the 1700s and then government buildings went up and later smokestacks arose. Now the factory smokestacks are coming down and the towered former industrial buildings are being converted into apartments, schools and other uses in the service sector. Logos’ building is one of the most interesting in all this, kind of a retro, recyling move. It’s a Christian institution that hosts an unaffiliated church – City Church on Sundays – in an old factory building that reaches high to help form York’s contemporary skyline. Also of interest, photos of the original building, 250 West King Street: Towered Logos building west of Codorus Creek another beacon of educational progress in York.
This old door is intact in the old building – occupied by Luria Rag Co. and other companies in its long history – restored as part of the design.
Other neat stuff from all over …
At yorktownsquare.com, we are always checking in with artists, whose work often captures the past and present and might even point to the future. Continue reading
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Tagged Dennis Akin, Gettysburg 150, Logos Academy, Luria Rag Co., PCN, Tout
The Hanover, Pa., Evening Sun, a tireless chronicler of Civil War history with great proximity to the Gettysburg battlefield, has embarked on a series of historical Hanover photographs. This photograph shows re-enactors – they were around then, too – marching in Hanover’s Center Square in 1963 as part of the 100th anniversary of the battles of Hanover and Gettysburg. A 150th Battle of Hanover cavalry re-enactment, south of the borough, is set this year. Notice the statue then stood in the middle of the square. It has since been moved to one of its angles. Also of interest: Hanover Civil War story stop: ‘Mother Loses Two Sons to War’.
Neat stuff from all over … .
York’s Brenda Neff signed up to ancestry.com recently and discovered more about a connection with the Civil War in York. Continue reading
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These familiar metal flowers that make up York, Pa.’s Foundry Park Gear Garden near the Codorus Creek? Now we know who made them. Robert Machovec, seen here with one of the flowers, and blacksmith Tom Moore of Glen Rock. The flowers were sculpted from gears, sprockets and other factory parts, according to a York Weekly Record story. The industrial art typifies a growing theme in the arts district of York – Creativity Unleashed. It celebrates the art and artisans and crafts and craftsmen who have been part of York County, past and present with an eye to the future. Also of interest: York artist illustrates Creativity Unleashed.
Downtown York’s Sonja Huntzinger has pointed out the prevalence of Glen Rock’s Robert Machovec’s artwork around the downtown – artwork made from scrap to tie together the Creativity Unleashed theme.
He furnished a motorbike, a cat and some colorful birds. Continue reading
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Tagged Brad Jacobs, Creativity Unleashed, Foundry Park, Gettysburg150, James Smith, Street Rods, Upcyling
Civil War 150
Southeastern York County, Pa., native Ron Hershner has released ‘Letters from Home,’ an inside out look at the homefront in the Civil War. The book, published by the York County Heritage Trust, explains and expands on 23 letters written from southeastern York County correspondents to Union cavalryman John Harvey Anderson. (None of his return letters have survived.) Also of interest: Cross Roads church’s story links up with U.S. religious history
York County needs more books that look incisively at the way people thought and the beliefs they held in its many moments of note since its founding in 1749. Continue reading
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Tagged 'Letters from Home, Abraham Lincoln, Copperheads, Jennifer Weber, John Harvey Anderson, Ron Hershner, York County Heritage Trust
Cookes House/Reader Cafe for sale/Memorial Day’s origins
Gettysburg 150 is prompting folks to go through their collections and, more importantly, share them so they can be made public. ‘Copy of stereo viewer card I have in my file,’ Dave Spangler of York wrote. The U.S. Army General Hospital on Penn Park in York received hundreds of patients from such hospitals in the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. They were transported from Gettysburg to Hanover Junction on the Hanover Branch Railroad and then north on the Northern Central to York. This card is marked ‘Instructive & Amusing Views.’ This card is definitely in the former category. Also of interest: Civil War 150th: Central York students fuse art and history in quilt.
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York City Councilman Michael Helfrich, who has an intense interest in history, is excavating on the grounds of his well-known and historic abode. Continue reading
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Tagged Cookes House, five-and-dimes, Hanover, Memorial Day, Michael Helfrich, The Reader Cafe
York Fair’s locations/York city’s newspaper/Indy winner crew chief
Gettysburg 150 is beginning to move up in the news, as it should. So, it’s interesting to see how Gettysburg 50 and other marker anniversaries were observed. Here, a Library of Congress photo, one of a set, details the Great Reunion, in 1913. Veterans of the North and South came to the Pennsylvania battlefield to shake hands and swap stories. As in the 75th in 1938, Boy Scouts played a role in escorted the aged veterans. Some people in York County today served as guides and witnessed the bearded vets on the 75th anniversary. See this photograph and others at ydr.com’s Media Center. Also of interest: Headline: ‘Beards on Parade at Gettysburg (Battle) Field’.
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An emailer queried Joan Concilio over at Only in York County about the locations of the York Fair, “America’s First Fair.”
Here was my response to Joan: Continue reading
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Tagged Gettysburg 150, Jeff Simon, Martin Library, York Dispatch, York Fair