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When planning for the recent Unraveling York County’s History: An Evening with the YDR’s History Bloggers event earlier this month, each of the five bloggers (Jim McClure, Scott Mingus, Stephen H. Smith, Joan Concilo and me) was asked to choose a local history topic that tends to generate discussion. I

Does York have a solid claim to the First Capital of the United States? That is one of historical controversies that will be tackled by the York Daily Record’s five historical bloggers with audience participation in a free public program at 7 p.m. Wednesday December 9th at Wyndridge Farms, 885

Sources say that about 350,000 women served in the United States armed forces during World War II. WACS (Women’s Army Corps), WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service in the Navy, women in the Coast Guard (SPARS) and Women Marines served as nurses, administrators, instructors, office workers and in many

The York County Heritage Trust Library and Archives has recently added four databases to the YCHT website. For nearly 15 years YCHT has been entering cataloging and description information for its vast collections of manuscripts, photographs, postcards, books, objects and other items, such as architectural drawings, into PastPerfect. This software

You might remember the daily Boys’ and Girls’ Newspaper page in the Gazette and Daily. The page had puzzles, riddles, jokes and crafts, but the highlights were the letters from area children telling a little about themselves or a relative and asking for enrollment in the Birthday Club. (See example

My previous post on the 50th anniversary of the Golden Plough Tavern and General Gates House restorations gave a few highlights of the “smallest urban renewal project in the country.” See below for more on the story from my recent York Sunday News column. It relates how the whole community,

The public is invited to join York County Heritage Trust in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the Golden Plough Tavern and General Gates House. Many free activities for the whole family will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday May 17 at the Trust’s

Several people responded to my post of myYork Sunday News column on Dr. Florence Gipe , a York County native who was a leader in modern nursing education. June Snyder shared that upon graduating from Eastern York High School in 1960 she wanted to obtain a BSN degree in Nursing.