First Saturdays Kids' Workshops
Kids come first on the first Saturday of each month at York County Heritage Trust. First Saturday Workshops will allow kids ages 7-12 to play, interact, and create, plus learn in the process! First Saturday Workshops will meet from 11:00-12:00 on the first Saturday of each month at one of our Trust sites. Upcoming topics include: Awwww, Shucks Oyster Shell Craft and Kick Off a Victorian Holiday Season. Pre-registration is required. Workshops are free for YCHT members. There is $5 materials fee for non-members. Click here for more information.
Winter Break & Make
Do you need a break from Winter Break? Join the fun December 28, 2013 from 10-3 at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum for the FREE Winter Break and Make.
Break into song with Matthew Dodd as he performs songs and tells stories of the Old Railroad Days. Make whatever your mind can create with the giant foam blocks of the Imagination Playground. Break the humdrum doldrums with the Junkyard Drumming of the Youth Development Center's Street Beats. Make a foxhole radio with the Trust's own Dennis Kunkle.
Displays will be set up throughout the galleries, including Stillmeadow Crossing's O Scale model railroad layout and a model car display by the Central Pennsylvania Model Car Club. See live demonstrations, like a three-story grist mill in action. Participate in hands-on activities, like making a block print on an 1850's printing press.
Don't forget to explore our permanent exhibits, where you can learn to milk a cow, make calls on rotary phones, crack the York Safe, and test your strength lifting York Barbell kettle balls. Enjoy lunch with us, too! Two Bullies and Bun will be selling kid-friendly fare on site. And don't forget your camera so you can take advantage of photo ops throughout the museum.
Admission is FREE! Break the boredom and make a memory at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum on December 28 from 10-3.
Annual Family Fun Day
Each year Trust Museums and sites abound with interactive activities, displays, and exhibits for children of all ages. In 2012, Family Day was expanded to the Colonial Complex. Events featured airplane making, a grain activity station, a full O scale model railroad display, dance workshops by the York Swing Dance Club, and musical stories from performer Matt Dodd, focusing on the historic canal era, Colonial rope making, clock gear design and special tours of the Colonial complex buildings and Agricultural & Industrial Museum.
York County Heritage Trust offers interactive tours and programs at all of our sites for Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups. We can tailor programs to each troop's individual needs.
In addition to our interactive tours, we offer Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a White Rose pin by learning about colonial life in York. Programs appropriate for Daisies through Ambassadors are available. All programs start with an orientation to the Colonial Complex, including a tour of the 1741 Golden Plough Tavern building and the house that was home to Revolutionary War general, Horatio Gates, during his stay in York. Troops will choose their hands-on projects from options including candle dipping, colonial games, and Pennsylvania German crafts. Contact the Education Department for more information.
York Murals Children's Activity
Complete this Mural Activity on a self guided or guided Mural Walking Tour