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Articles of Confederation’s 230th birthday celebrated

Don Lehman rings the bicentennial bell and announces events for the York community’s Nine Months in York Town celebration in front of the Colonial Courthouse in 2002. Background post: Who were these congressional visitors to York Town, anyway?
This year marks the 230th anniversary of the adoption of the Articles of Confederation.
Every year, the community gathers at the York County Court House replica – the Colonial Court House – on West Market Street to observe the anniversary of the approval of America’s first framework of government.
This year, the York County Heritage Trust-sponsored event is set for 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 and it will be marked by:

– 2 p.m. – Colonial Music, The Elmood String Quartet.
– 2:30 p.m. – I’m speaking on “17 Colorful York County Heroes.” (To see portrais of those heroes, go to: http://www.ydr.com/panels
3:15 p.m. Essay contest winner will read their writings commemorating the anniversary of the adoptions.
3:45 p.m. – Free refreshments.
This year also marks the fifth year since the community-wide “Nine Months in York Town” celebration took place. That major event marked the 225th anniverary of the Articles’ adoption and the publication of my book that loaned its name to the event.
Scoop is an intriguing Web site for York-based Diamond International Galleries and Gemstone Publishing, did a five-year anniverary question-and-answer interview with me recently. If interested, see York historian shares insight.