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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.

Enjoy a free organ concert every Friday at 12:15 p.m. throughout July and August at the Trust's Historical Society Museum. 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 and Performers:  
  • July 31, 2015 - Performer: Richard Frey
  • August 7, 2015- Performer: Phillip Cooper
  • August 14, 2015- Performer: Jonathan and Marian Noel
  • August 21, 2015- Performer: Mark Mummert
  • August 28, 2015 - Performer: Christine Kates

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: 
August 8, 2015: Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The Stamp Collecting President
10:30 a.m.  Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market Street York, PA

Join expert stamp collector Paul Petersen and learn why FDR is known as the "Stamp Collecting President". FDR's fondness of stamps was so great that one year for Christmas his personal assistant, Missy LeHand had a special traveling stamp collection carrying case created for him. In this he took his stamps to Yalta and all the other overseas summits. Working on his collection daily, he once said that he owed his life to his hobbies, especially stamp collecting. This talk presents several vignettes in the life of FDR through a variety of ephemera including stamps, postal history, post cards, and common documents.With this motivation, FDR was highly influential on the country's stamp issuing policies during his administration and beyond.

September 12, 2015: Discovering Camp Security

10:30 a.m. Historical Society Museum

Join archeologist Steve Warfel who will discuss his recent excavations at Camp Security. Built in 1781, Camp Security served as a prisoner of war camp during the American Revolution. Many British and Hessian soldiers were housed there, one of the largest camps of its kind during the period. Learn about the camp’s history and the information learned through the recent archeological work.


October 10, 2015: John Vandersloot & Indian Steps

10:30 a.m. Historical Society Museum

Stewartstown Historical Society president
Dr. Donald Linebaugh will explore John Vandersloot’s Indian Steps Cabin, featuring the building's architectural design and its place in the Pan-Indian Movement of the early twentieth century. Constructed by York County lawyer John E. Vandersloot between 1910 and 1912, the "cabin" was built on property used by early Native Americans to access the river for fishing. Designed to celebrate the land's former residents, Indian Steps is an extraordinary Arts and Craft style building that became the display system for Vandersloot's large Native American artifact collection.

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.


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