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York CWRT to Explore Civil War Stories from Prospect Hill Cemetery


The York Civil War Round Table will feature author and historian┬áLila Fourhman-Shaull at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The presentation topic of the evening will be “Civil War Stories from Prospect Hill Cemetery.” The meeting will be at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market Street, York PA.

Lila Fourhman-Shaull is the Director of the Library and Archives of the York County Heritage Trust and she will share some of her research that combines two of her favorite topics; York County during the Civil War and graveyards focusing on the largest cemetery in York County…Prospect Hill Cemetery. She is the author of “A Walking Tour of Civil War Residents at Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pa.”

Lila will share stories of soldiers and civilians, men, women and even a young girl; all with ties to York County and the Civil War. Born and raised in southern York County and employed by the York County Heritage Trust for over 20 years, Lila has always had an interest in graveyards. Not only as a source of family information and personal history but as a place of respect. Each tombstone represents a story, some known and some yet to be discovered.

The York Civil War Round Table invites the public to join them for this Power Point lecture. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York, Pa.

There is no charge for admission! Parking is free! Bring a friend!

Prospect Hill Cemetery is our area’s largest and most historic cemetery composed of 170 acres in North York and Manchester Township. Founded in 1849, the list of patriots buried there begins with Philip Livingston, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and extends through the Soldiers Circle – a federally owned site given to America after the Civil War as a final resting place for soldiers who died of their wounds after the Battle of Gettysburg- to today’s tribute to fallen heroes from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It is a home of special remembrance for our nation and our community.