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. Click here
for a printable flyer listing our upcoming programs.
Upcoming Second Saturdays
January 10, 2015: "Early Postcard Views Along the Susquehanna River"
Presented by Mark Arbogast
10:30am, Historical Society Museum, 250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
Mark Arbogast will discuss early postcard views along the Susquehanna River from Columbia to York Haven. The talk will include Columbia and the Pennsylvania Railroad, Chickies Rock and park that operated at Chickies and Marietta, and views of the iron furnaces that once operated between Columbia and Marietta.
February 14, 2015: "A Miner's Tale"
Presented by Thomas Hughes
10:30am, Historical Society Museum, 250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403 Actor Thomas Hughes will tell the story of turn of the century anthracite coal miners in northeastern Pennsylvania. Portraying five historic characters, an Italian immigrant, a Slovakian family, a bachelor miner, an Irish immigrant, and a mine owner, Hughes’ performance will pay tribute to Pennsylvania’s miners while showcasing the sacrifice, and hard work that helped move forward the industrialization of America.
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. 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 E. 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.
Please visit the YCWRT website
for more information about YCWRT, and to find out about upcoming speakers and programs.
DECEMBER 2015 MEETING: No meeting. Enjoy your holidays! Please check back soon for a list of the 2015 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.
for a list of the upcoming 2015 programs. Please visit the SCPGS website
for more information about upcoming programs, becoming a member, or special publications.
Tannenberg Organ Summer Concert Series
Each summer the York County Heritage Trust hosts a summer concert series on its 209 year old Tannenberg organ. The series is a cooperative effort between the York County Heritage Trust and the York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, who engage volunteer organists for the concerts. Concerts are FREE and open to the public. Check back next Spring for the 2015 schedule!
History of the Tannenberg Organ
Moravian organ builder David Tannenberg, from Lititz, Pennsylvania, built and installed the organ in York'd Christ Lutherand Church in 1804. Before the installation was completed, Tannenberg suffered a stroke and died shortly thereafter. His son-in-law completed the project. The organ played for the first time several days later at Tannenberg's funeral.