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York’s venerable Lafayette Club, founded in 1898, recently closed its doors, the doors of an impressive four-story townhouse, the residence of town leader P.A. Small during the Civil War. To me, one of the most striking interior features was the large portrait of General Lafayette over the mantle. I recently

Touring the wonderful Christmas displays at Winterthur Museum has become part of my annual holiday celebration. I was thrilled Sunday to hear the Winterthur guide tell us that the very first area we were touring this year was based on an account of a Christmas fair held by the Dorcas

First peacetime issue of Connecting Links In recent posts, I have been transcribing some World War I news from the American Chain Company’s newsletter/magazine Connecting Links. Here are a few more connections: I was struck by the emphasis on patriotism in production–ACCO emphasized that military orders had high precedence over

Does anyone know what H&B could stand for on this cane? Last Saturday a gentleman brought it into the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives to see if he could figure it out, perhaps by finding an organization with those initials. The wooden walking stick belonged to his grandfather, Chester Brenneman,