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Understanding the Civil War:
 The Fiery Trial Lecture Series

In conjunction with the Trust’s newest exhibit, join the Trust for a series of lectures that will highlight the Civil War’s causes, events, and impacts. In partnership with York College of Pennsylvania, the Trust will host sessions showcasing the war from beginning to end. Click here for more information.


Second Saturdays- Lecture Series
Second Saturdays is a free lecture program 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 10:30 a.m. at a featured Trust site.  
Click here for a printable flyer on our upcoming programs.  


May 10, 2014 – Historical Society Museum

Eastern Pennsylvania’s Historical Trails

Join best-selling author Anthony D. Fredericks for a laughter-filled “you-are-there” presentation that brings history to life and celebrates eastern Pennsylvania. Based on the best-selling book Historical Trails of Eastern Pennsylvania.


June 14, 2014 – Historical Society Museum

Eighteenth Century Distillery at Dill’s Tavern

Join us for a glimpse of 18th Century distilling and recent discoveries made about the historic Dill’s Tavern distillery with historic interpreters from Dill’s Tavern. Discover the early history of Pennsylvania distilling and its economic impact.


July 12, 2014 – Historical Society Museum

Small Arms of the Civil War

Military enthusiasts will enjoy the displays of muskets, carbines, revolvers and swords available for “light handling” during this presentation discussing Civil War weapons by Lawrence E. Keener-Farley, former Director of Education at the National Civil War Museum. 
Adult Bake Oven Workshops- New for 2014
Join the Trust as we explore America’s cultural past through the  kitchen with our  Baking the Colonial Way: Hands-on Workshop Series

Susquehanna Trail Woodworkers Guild

The Susquehanna Trail Woodworkers Guild is a group of dedicated woodworkers that aim to preserve the history, traditions, and culture of woodworking while also promoting the sharing of woodworking knowledge. The Guild meets on the fourth Thursday of every month (except November and December) at the York County Heritage Trust's Agricultural & Industrial Museum at 7:00 p.m. The meetings feature Guest speakers and related programs. Adults, as well as young people, of all skill levels are welcome.

Please visit the Guild's website for more information.

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.

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.

Please visit the SCPGS website for more information and a schedule of programs.
COMING IN JUNE: For information about the 2014 Genealogical Conference sponsored by SCPGS and YCHT, including this year's sessions, speakers, schedule and registration details, please visit the Library & Archives homepage.
Tannenberg Organ Summer Concert Series
Each summer, the York County Heritage Trust hosts a free summer concert series on its 209 year-old Tannenberg organ.  Concerts are held every Friday throughout July and August at 12:15 p.m. at the Trust's Historical Society Museum, and are free and open to the public.  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.  Check back next spring for the 2014 schedule.
History of the Tannenberg Organ
Moravian organ builder David Tannenberg, from Lititz, Pennsylvania, built an installed the organ in York's Christ Lutheran Church in 1804.  Before the installation was completed, Tannenberg suffered a stroke and died shortly after.  His son-in-law completed the project.  The organ played for the first time, several days later, at Tannenberg's funeral.

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