Pawpaws, a native fruit to York County, can be found foraging and at the pawpaw sale this weekend.
‘Tis the season for making apple butter. Here is my recipe and a short story of a nineteenth York Countian who regretted making apple butter.
Teaching in-person during COVID has been challenging. Here are some takeaways that I’ve learned from two weeks of being back in the classroom.
Thinking back to your childhood front porch, what kind of materials made up your steps? For Hargraves, a fictional character from York, his wooden steps meant a life of poverty. Largely a love story, “Yellow Soap” by Katharine Haviland Taylor traces the life of a young man named Hargraves Bradly.
For the first time in York County history, Amish preserved land through the Farms and Natural Land Trust. Omar and Esther King share their story about living west of the river.
The drive to be “king of the hill” pushes two Yorkers to ride up the White Rose Motorcycle Club’s Jefferson hillclimb – one rides today, the other a local legend from the 1960s.
When did you realize you loved learning about local history? I had three moments where I became aware of my fascination of York County. Seeing my great-great-grandfather’s name, Charles E. Reisinger, as a juror for the 1929 Hex Murder trial. Learning that Quakers have been meeting at the York Friends
Sometimes, our past includes challenging events, people, and ideas. However, that doesn’t mean public historians should exclude them from our discussions. Instead, the full history, even the tough stuff, should be included. For example, Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, where “history never gets old,” faced a difficult task positioning the brutal