Tag Archives: First Presbyterian Church

Unusual artifacts in area museums, hog troughs and such: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 5, 2012

This Yorktownsquare.com post covers Laucks family/James Smith’s grave/Mermaids in Susquehanna, plus unsung museums around York County.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Civil War, For photo fans, History video channel, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Longtime York families, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, People, Uncategorized, War, York Safe & Lock | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Declaration of Independence signer James Smith to be honored – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 25, 2012

The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence is set for James Smith’s gravesite in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Civil War, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, People, Unsung/obscure sites, War, York Barbell | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

When frogs and birds invaded a York history exhibit: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 12, 2012

Posted below: Detter’s Mill/Bill Simpson’s legacy/Camp Security The ‘Fanciful World of Adam Pfaltzgraff.’ Indeed.  Where else but York County, Pa., would a menagerie of backyard animal sculptures with glass marble eyes  be put on exhibit? York countians have long enjoyed … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, History video channel, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Mail bag, People, Pets & animals, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

York County loses a chronicler of its history: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 10, 2012

Also below: Codorus fire pits/Lincoln painting/Bud Blakey The recent death of Roger E. Shaffer, a fan and student of Hanover Junction, placed a spotlight on his website hanoverjunction.net and in other publications.  This Hanover Junction historian died on March 22. … Continue reading

Posted in Abe Lincoln was here, Archives, all posts, Civil War, Explanations/controversy, Famous York visitors, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, History video channel, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, People, Uncategorized, War | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Which church steeple is the tallest in York County? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 18, 2012

Restoration work on St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hanover is expected to take a couple of years. Here work begins on the large church’s steeple last week. Which leads to the question about the tallest steeple among York County’s 500 … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, For photo fans, God & York County, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, People, Uncategorized, Women's history | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

How big is that ornament atop the steeple at First Presbyterian Church in York?

Former Faith Presbyterian Church member Cleo Carr provided this portrait of his family outside North Duke Street’s Faith Presbyterian Church. A York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News story about First Pres’s 250th anniversary being celebrated this year noted that Faith’s congregation … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Black history, For photo fans, God & York County, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

In York, Pa., it was a musical night in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Chris Bacas takes his turn in the  ‘duel’ with Tim Warfield in performing Duke Ellington’s/John Coltrane’s ‘C. Jam Blues/Mr. P.C.’ at the 14th Annual Jazz Vespers on Saturday. The two widely known and respected musicians met in their hometowns for … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Black history, Events, For photo fans, God & York County, Music & musicians, People, York celebrities | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

10 questions to test your York, Pa., smarts, 2011 edition

A crane lifts York, Pa.’s, 2007 Christmas tree from a trailer and temporarily plants it in Continental Square. Citizens Bank, formerly First National Bank among other predecessors, sits in the background. The bank is closing that office in February. Also of … Continue reading

Posted in All politics is local, American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Black history, Explanations/controversy, Famous York visitors, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, People, Quizzes & (fun) tests, War, Women's history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Presbyterian Church looking to solve mysteries about its York, Pa., history

The burial site of York, Pa.’s Declaration of Independence signer James Smith sits next to First Presbyterian Church, background.Here, a youngster is less than captivated by the annual Fourth of July memorial service at Smith’s gravesite. Smith died in 1806. … Continue reading

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, God & York County, Local landmarks, Longtime York families, Mail bag, Music & musicians, Nostalgia & memories, People | Tagged , , | Leave a comment