York County Heritage Trust Gift and Book Shops
All income from sales support the educational activities of the York County Heritage Trust.
Letters from Home offers
a 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 home 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
The York County Heritage Trust will host author Ronald L. Hershner on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 for the launch of his new book. Hershner will make brief remarks about the book and the letters that inspired it and will sign copies as well.
Our bookstore is known as the "best little book shop in York" (to quote a recent visitor). The latest addition to the Museum Book Shop is the coffee table book, Faces of the Susquehanna by Stephen W. Pidcock. Priced at $29.99, it is filled with over 230 images of the Susquehanna River
The 2012 edition of the York County Heritage Trust's Journal of York County Heritage is now available for $6.95 in both our Book Shop and on our website. It describes the impact experienced by York Countians during several national events; the Civil War, the religious Great Awakening and the 20th century great migration north of African Americans from the south. Learn about Penn Common’s U.S. Army General Hospital and civilian losses during the Civil War. Read about the building of York’s tabernacle and the arrival to York of residents from Bamberg, South Carolina.
Missed the first two editions, buy all three editions of Journal of York County Heritage at the special price of $12.95.
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, 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/Book Store at 250 East Market Street. The York County Heritage Trust operates two gift shops at locations in York's Historic District.
YCHT - Agricultural & Industrial Museum Gift Shop
217 West Princess Street, York, PA 17404
717-846-6452, Fax 717-852-9739
Hours - 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday
YCHT - Historical Society Museum and Library & Archives
250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
Hours - 9:00am to 5:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday