David Tannenberg Organ Concert Series
Tannenberg, a prominent organ builder in 18th century south central Pennsylvania built the organ now housed in the Trust's collection in 1804 for the Christ Lutheran Church in York. It was the last organ constructed by Tannenberg, as he suffered a stroke during the installation and died two days later. The organ's first note was played at Tannenberg's funeral.
Throughout the year, expert musicians from the York Chapter American Organist Guild will play the historic 1804 David Tannenberg Organ. See below for a list of concert dates and scheduled musicians.
Upcoming Concert Dates, Themes, and Performers:
December 10, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.'Happy Holidays - Victor Fields
Second Saturdays Lecture Series
Second Saturdays are a FREE series of lectures offered by the York County Heritage Trust, providing an entertaining yet educational Saturday morning for the community. The lectures are held the second Saturday of each month, and begin at 10:30am at a featured Trust site.
Upcoming Second Saturdays:
December 12, 2015: 10:30 a.m. Historical Society Museum
York Safe & Lock- Fred Beihl
Explore the history of York County's most well known companies, York Safe & Lock. Presenter Fred Biehl will also highlight designs and functions of their world famous safes.
January 9, 2016: 10:30 a.m. Historical Society Museum
European 18th and 19th Century Drinking Vessels- Eric Salzano
Join Eric Salzano, local collector and member of Stein Collectors International, as he discusses the history and evolution of glasses, steins, cups and vessels. Focusing on European 18th and 19th century items, a number of examples from Salzano's collection will be on display during the presentation. German and English steins will also be featured.
February 13, 2016: 10:30 a.m. Historical Society Museum
The Mill: My Life in Paper- John C. Schmidt
Based on his recently published memoir, The Mill: My Life in Paper, John C. Schmidt will highlight the history and evolution of the Schmidt and Ault Paper Company. Drawing from personal diaries, journals, historical documents, and genealogical records, Schmidt will highlight the company's rise as well as the development of the King's Mill property. Books will be available for purchase in the Trust bookshop.
March 12, 2016: 10:30 a.m. Historical Society Museum
'Saint Patrick's Day' Tannenberg Organ Concert
Stop at the Trust first, before the 33rd Annual York Saint Patrick's Day Parade, and enjoy a St. Pat's Day inspired organ concert. Performed by an expert musician from the York Chapter American Organist Guild, the 45 minute concert will feature Irish themed tunes. The Tannenberg Organ, built by David Tannenberg, a prominent organ builder of the 18th century in Pennsylvania, was originally built in 1804 for York's Christ Lutheran Church. It was the last organ constructed by Tannenberg, as he suffered a stroke during the installation and died two days later. The organ's first note was sounded at Tannenberg's own funeral.
April 9, 2016: 10:30 a.m. Historical Society Museum
The Marquis de Lafayette - Gene Pisasale
Gene Pisasale, historic author and lecturer for the Delaware Humanities Forum will highlight the Marquis de Lafayette's role in the American Revolution. Learn about Lafayette's participation in the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777, and his ongoing support, both monetary and political during the conflict that earns Lafayette recognition as a "founding son" of the Revolutionary War. Locally, Lafayette is best remembered for his involvement in ending the alleged Conway Cabal at the General Horatio Gates House (now part of the Trust's Colonial Complex), and his return visit to York in 1825.
May 14, 2016: 10:30 a.m. Historical Society Museum
Murder at the Accomac- Michael Maloney
Michael Maloney, local writer and author of Across the River: Murder at the Accomac, will examine the history and story surrounding the 1882 murder of Emily Myers, at the present day Accomac Inn. Shot by John Coyle Jr. after he received a rejection to his marriage proposal, Myers' murder mad local and national headlines. Discover the history of the Accomac and the event leading up to and after the murder. Copies of Across the River will be available in the Trust's bookshop before and after the program.
Lunch With The Librarians
On the first Friday of each month, the Trust's Library & Archives hosts a roundtable discussion on a different topic related to researching local genealogy or history. See below for information about next month's program. The programs are held at the Historical Society Museum and begin at 1:00pm. To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to ask questions or share a story with the group, the number of participants is limited. Pre-registration is required by the Wednesday prior to the program
. For your convenience, box lunches are available for $10. Lunch orders must be placed by no later than 5pm on the Wednesday prior to the program, and payment for the lunch (cash only, please) is also due by that time. Participants may also bring their own lunch. The program is FREE and open to the public. Please contact Amanda Eveler
, Assistant Director of the Library & Archives, to pre-register or order a lunch.
A complete list of the 2015 Lunch with the Librarians programs and lunch menu is available here
York Civil War Roundtable
The York Civil War Round Table (YCWRT) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, interpret, preserve, and protect the Civil War heritage of York County, Pennsylvania, through the education and exchange of information with its members and the general public. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the American Civil War.
Founded as the White Rose Civil War Round Table, the York CWRT holds monthly meetings the third Wednesday of every month except December at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Hall of the York County Heritage Trust's Historical Society Museum at 250 East Market Street in York, Pennsylvania. Each meeting features a guest speaker talking about a Civil War topic of local or national interest. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. See below for information about next month's program.
Please visit the YCWRT website
for more information about YCWRT, and to find out about upcoming speakers and programs.
South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (SCPGS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization of genealogists. As genealogists, they study ancestry and family history, and are interested in preserving family heritage for future generations. Their primary geographic area of interest and coverage is Pennsylvania's York and Adams Counties. Their purpose is to encourage and promote an interest in genealogy by collecting and preserving materials related to genealogy, encouraging the compilation and publication of family genealogies and histories, publishing materials of interest and benefit to members, holding meetings for the education of members and the public, and offering financial and volunteer support to the library at the York County Heritage Trust.
Monthly meetings are held in the Meeting Hall of the York County Heritage Trust, at 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. The business portion of the meeting begins at 2:15 PM and the program begins at about 2:30 PM. Meetings are FREE and open to the public.
View the schedule of SCPGS 2015 programs
Please visit the SCPGS website
for more information about upcoming programs, becoming a member, or special publications.