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Journal of York County Heritage offers opportunity to write about local history

Journal 2015

You can be part of sharing the fascinating stories that contribute so much to our local heritage. There is still over a month to offer your articles for the 2016 issue. Guidelines for submissions can be found on the York County Heritage Trust website under “About YCHT” or by clicking on this link.

The 2015 edition of Journal of York County Heritage has recently been published by York County Heritage Trust. The journals have been very well-received since their inauguration in 2010.

The subjects of the 2015 Journal cover a variety of subjects and eras. They include:

“Deciphering the Mysteries of S. Morgan Smith” by Stephen O. Nicholas, Jr.

“After Civil War, Veterans Organize in York County: Black Veterans and the David E. Small Post, No. 369, G.A.R.” by Stephen H. Smith.

“The Children’s Home Had a Farm: How Use of the Blue Ball Inn Property Changed over Time.” by Rebecca C. Anstine.

“The Great Depression in York County, Pennsylvania.” by Charles Arthur Bloomfield.

There are also two shorter pieces concerning items in the York County Heritage Trust collections:

“A Quiet Streak of Lightning—Archiving York’s World War General.” by Daniel Roe

“New Discoveries about Lewis Miller’s Drawings of ‘old Yorkers.’” by June Burk Lloyd.

Continuing a series, five transcriptions of letters written by James Smith, “our” Signer of the Declaration of Independence top off the 2015 issue.

As a benefit of membership, York County Heritage Trust members received a complementary copy in the mail. Extra copies are available at the York County Heritage Trust museum shops for $6.95, or they can be ordered through the YCHT website and shipped for a small feel. Copies of the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 journals are also available at YCHT, with the earlier years discounted. (The 2013 journal, a Civil War themed issue is sold out.)