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EDUCATION & PROGRAMMING - Adult Programs
 
  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. 
 

 

September 13, 2014

“Salvaging Creativity:”

Patrick Sells  10:30 a.m. Agricultural & Industrial Museum


Patrick Sells of Salvaging Creativity will

discuss the unique design and fabrication work of

Salvaging Creativity and the influence and

inspiration that industrial and manufacturing history

has had on his business.

 

Susquehanna to Freedom: The Role of The Susquehanna River in the Underground Railroad: The Making of
 
September 6, 2014 12:30- 2:00 p.m. Historical Society Museum
Susquehanna To Freedom tells the story of three slaves who set out from Havre de Grace, Maryland to make their way up the Susquehanna River to Cooperstown, New York.  Intertwined in this story are ten factual county stories about local Underground Railroad activities in areas that border the Susquehanna. Author and owner of Penowl Productions, Dr. Dorothy King of Penn State Harrisburg, will discuss her research and creation of the drama.


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.
 
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 2014 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.

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.
 
 
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.   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 and installed the organ in York's Christ Lutheran 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.
 



 
 
 

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