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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, Themes, and Performers:  
October 31, 2015 - 10:30 a.m. - 'Halloween' - Richard Frey 
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: 

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.
November 14, 2015 – 10:30 a.m. Historical Society Museum

York’s Leading Industries of the Gilded Age – Stephen Smith

As the City of York Celebrates its upcoming 275th Anniversary (1741) join local researcher Stephen Smith as he highlights the diverse and interesting facts of the manufacturing community of York County during the Gilded Age.  The talk will focus specifically on the top factories and industries based in the City of York.


December 12, 2015 – 10:30 a.m. Historical Society Museum

York Safe & Lock- Fred Beihl

Explore the history of one of York County’s most well-known companies York Safe & Lock. Presenter Fred Beihl will also highlight the designs and functions of their world famous safes.

The Western Front Association World War I Symposium
October 24, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Historical Society Museum - Registration Required

The Trust is pleased to host the Western Front Association East Coast Branch Fall 2015 conference at the Historical Society Museum.  The one day symposium will feature five presentations highlighting World War I. Current York County Heritage Trust members will receive a 20% discount on registration.  For more information or for questions please contact the Western Front Association.

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.
All Hallows' Eve at the Trust
Before the ghouls and goblins ask for their treats, get into the spirit with a Halloween-inspired Tannenberg organ concert.  Then pay a visit to the Trust's Bonham House to learn about Victorian mourning customs and rituals. 
FREE Tannenberg Organ Concert
Historical Society Museum
October 31, 2015, 10:30 AM
Enjoy the "haunting" sounds of the 1804 Tannenberg organ for a Halloween-inspired concert.
Victorian Mourning Customs at the Bonham House
Bonham House
October 31, 2015, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Suggested Donation:  $1/person
Discover Victorian mourning customs, including post-mortem photography, hair jewelry, and other period rituals.  Tour the late Victorian era Bonham House while living historian, Myra Reichart, and hair jewelry artist, Lucy Cadwallader share the formalized practices surrounding death, grief, and mourning in the 19th century. 


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