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York County History Center announces 2018 journal with local history articles

The 2018 Journal of York County Heritage has been sent to all members of YCHC as a benefit of membership. Additional copies of the 2018 edition of the Journal are now available for $6.95 in both the YCHC Museum Book Shop and through the online Gift Shop and Book Store.

The 2018 edition focuses on the World War I era, which was also the time of the pandemic “Spanish flu.” Stephen H. Smith tells how 1917-1918 Army flight training changed the life of a York pioneer aviator in “Karl Ort: Early Aviator, Barnstormer, Businessman.” Victoria Miller Allen recounts the different lives of “Two Glen Rock Heroes of World War I” who made the supreme sacrifice in the First World War. Using family documents and reminiscences, Kate Oermann Worland writes “’It’s Only the Flu’: A York Family Suffers Tragedy in 1918.” In addition, Daniel Roe stresses the importance of the Articles of Confederation, adopted here in November 1777, in “Revolutionary Articles: York’s Role in the Nation’s Founding Is Often Overlooked.”

Prior editions are also available for sale at the Museum Book Shop located at 250 E. Market St., York. Supplies are limited, so grab your copy today! Buy each previous edition individually, or purchase a combination for special low price. They make great gifts for the holidays and other special occasions.

The 2013 and 2014 editions of the Journal of York County Heritage are out of print, but now available on our new Journal of York County Heritage Digital Bookcase.  Certain publications, such as Recruits to Continentals: A History of the York County Rifle Company, June 1775-January 1777 written by Philip J. Schlegel and published by our predecessor the Historical Society of York County, are now viewable on our York County History Center Publications Bookcase. More will follow.

Papers are now being accepted for the 2019 issue of Journal of York County Heritage, the 10th anniversary edition. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2018. Go to the York County History Center website under the “Get Involved” tab for more information and to see how to submit your article. The 2019 theme is York race riots, race relations and diversity, with York County women’s history as the 2020 issue focus. Other topics relating to York County history will, however, be considered for these and future journals.