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York County Heritage Trust Museum Gift Shop & Book Store
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Mark your calendars! Join the editors of Lewis Miller’s People at the Historical Society Museum on Sunday November 16th, 2014 at 2:00 pm for the Book Launch Party. Compiled by June Burk Lloyd, Librarian Emerita, and Lila Fourhman-Shaull, Director of Library and Archives at the York County Heritage Trust, this limited edition hardcover book features over 700 unpublished drawings of York County personalities drawn by Lewis Miller. During their presentation, the editors will share unique stories about some of the personalities featured in the book. Also visit the Trust’s Lewis Miller gallery to view selected original pages as well as additional works by Miller. The book will be available for purchase and can be signed by the editors.
Published by the York County Heritage Trust, Lewis Miller’s People is the first major publication featuring Miller’s sketches since 1966. Miller captioned these full-length portraits with each person's name and often their occupation, occasionally adding personal and family information. In many cases, Miller's watercolors are the only images of these people, making them especially valuable not only for social history, but also to the thousands and thousands of descendants still living in York County and throughout the country.
To RSVP for this program or more information about purchasing the book, contact at 717.848.1587 ext. 210 or email Kate Redshaw
. This limited edition book can be yours for only $49.95. Download the pre-sale order form here
Other YCHT Publications ...
Letters From Home offers rare personal insight into the Civil War home-front in southern York County through twenty-three letters written to Harvey Anderson from 1863 to 1865. These letters were not from Harvey, but to him, sharing town news and politics. In one letter from August 1864, Harvey's cousin Aggie Anderson wrote the following: "...they are going to lay a tax on the People for the purpose of getting volunteers you had better believe Coz if it don't make some of the Copperheads cross they say that the South is going to whip and it is no use to send any more men to the army if I thought such was the case I would go myself rather than the South should gain there Independence." This is a story of a family coping with the distance that divided them from one another, and shares the fiercely advocated opinions about the War that divided southern York County communities. This softcover volume is indexed with photographs and is available for $19.95.
Our bookstore is known as the "best little book shop in York" (to quote a recent visitor). A recent addition to the Museum Book Shop is the book The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History by Michael G. Kraus, David M. Neville and Kenneth C. Turner. Priced at $34.95, it is filled with hundreds of images from private collections that offer a rare glimpse into the War and its impact on the state.
The 2014 edition of the York County Heritage Trust's Journal of York County Heritage
is now available for $6.95 in both our Museum Book Shop located at 250 East Market Street, York, and on our online Museum Gift Shop and Book Store
. In this latest edition we explore the printing industry with York’s Billmeyer family, learn about the life of a Presbyterian minister in southern York County during the early 19th
century, as well as explore an important religious meeting held at the York Fairgrounds in 1912. Dominick Argento’s musical rise from his York roots is shared, as well as memories of the Codorus Street neighborhood.
Buy prior editions individually or buy the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 of the Journal of York County Heritage together for the special price of $12.95. Supplies are limited, so grab your copy today! Our 2013 Edition is sold out!
Members receive a 10% discount on all non-sale items over $5.00. Also as a member, you receive a complimentary copy of the Journal of York County Heritage. Your purchases support the Trust's ongoing projects and acquisitions, and provide a means for preserving York County's rich history. For more information, visit the books and publications page of our website, or visit the Museum Shop and Book Store located at 250 East Market Street.
The York County Heritage Trust operates two gift shops located in York's Historic District:
Agricultural & Industrial Museum Gift Shop
217 West Princess Street, York, PA 17404
Hours - 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday
YCHT Museum Shop and Book Store
250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
Hours - 9:00am to 5:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday