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If machines could talk in York County, Pa., well, they’d make a heckuva lot of noise

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This is the program for the free “If Machines Could Talk” event at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum in York, Pa., on Saturday, May 22. For details, Sensory explosions abound at museum. Also of interest: First York Airport’s administration building stands today and Motter printing presses: ‘Newspapers … around the world purchased these York-made presses’ and On Second Saturdays: ‘It’s really cool that the Heritage Trust started this program’

“With an explosion of stimulation to one’s senses, the galleries will be filled with the sounds of machines roaring to life and stories being told.”
So says a York County Heritage Trust release detailing a day at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum on Saturday, May 22, in which many big pieces of industrial equipment will rev up.
For example, the Bradley Mill and York Corporation’s 12-ton A-frame ammonia compressor will operate. And demonstrators will split slate in a lesson about the slate industry in the Delta-Peach Bottom region of southeastern York County.
That’s the loud part… .

More quietly, a “Shared Memories Station” at many exhibits will give past workers of many of these venerable York County companies the opportunity to record their name, job role and recollections of their past work experiences.
That way, future generations can learn from and enjoy oral histories.
Whether history is told with a loud voice or a quiet scrawl, the free day at the museum will produce a peck of instruction about York County’s past.
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