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The Journal of York County Heritage was recently launched as part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of York County Heritage Trust, which initially formed with the merger of the Historical Society of York County and the Agricultural and Industrial Museum of York County.
The scholarly, but highly readable, journal has been quite a success. To purchase your copy at for only $6.95, stop in at the YCHT Museum and Book Shop, 250 E. Market St., York, call 717-848-1587 x210 or email email@example.com.
The YCHT publications committee is now accepting submissions for the 2011 journal. Deadline for submissions of articles up to 3,000 words in length is December 1, 2010. Click here for submission guidelines, or call Lila Fourhman-Shaull, Director of Library and Archives or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
What’s in the inaugural issue and who are the people in the silhouettes on the cover, skillfully cut by artist and historian James Rudisill? See below:
The 2010 journal articles are:
“In the Heritage Trust Library–From Shelf to Shelf” by Elizabeth A. Shaw.
The author examines one of YCHT’s treasures, a 16th century herbal, and its ties to an early York County pastor and physician.
“York in Relation to the Other Revolution: Frances Wright, Women’s Rights” by Jane S. Sutton.
Find out how an early advocate for women’s rights was received in York and other towns.
“York County’s Manufacturing Economy in 1810” by David A. Latzko.
We may know about York County’s manufacturing base in the 20th and 21st centuries, but what industries started it all in the 19th century?
As a bonus, transcriptions of five letters written by James Smith, York County’s signer of the Declaration of Independence, are included. More are scheduled for future issues.
The Rudisill silhouettes, clockwise from top left, are: Antiquarian Joe Kindig, Jr.; Bob Hoffman, York Barbell; Judge Ray P. Sherwood; Historian Landon Reisinger, the Rev. Daniel Batwell; Mrs. Horace (Mary Schmidt) Keesey; the Rev. Thomas Montouth; Mrs. William (Mary Schmidt) Kurtz.