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York County scholarly journal not dense at all: Linked in with neat history stuff – Sept. 18, 2010

The Rev. Thomas Montouth, a leader in York County’s black community for decades in the early to mid-20th century, is among those featured in silhouette on the cover of The Journal of York County Heritage, a scholarly but understandable journal produced by the York County Heritage Trust. Jim Rudisill was the silhouette artist. The journal is available for $6.95 at the Heritage Trust’s bookstore. (To see the cover, visit: Who are those York County people in silhouette?) Also of interest: York County artist/historian Jim Rudisill: “History is really ‘His Story,’ the story of people… “ and Whose sculpted faces are those poking from the old Spring Grove school? and Northern York area strawberry part of Neapolitan county.

Lorann Jacobs will give a tour of her sculptures around downtown York at 6 p.m., Oct. 7.
And I’ll join her to give historical context.
Here’s the blurb I wrote for Downtown Inc., sponsor of the tour. …

“Many York County residents know the work of Dallastown artist Lorann Jacobs: Continental Square’s World War II memorial; Pal, the war dog, standing guard along the rail trail in York; and most recently, the Vietnam War memorial at the York Expo Center.
“This tour provides an opportunity to meet the artist and hear her discuss her works of art in and around York’s downtown.”

I’m looking forward to working with Lorann on this project – and hearing the descriptions of her work.
Links for the librarian: A middle school librarian in York County asked for recommendations for books and other historical resources for her library. I sent her the following links: Check out this summer reading list covering works about York County’s history and culture and Books probing York County in the Civil War come in strong, sudden onslaught and The Four YorkBloggers write
Planning ahead: Pennsylvania Civil War 150 has released the Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show 2011 schedule, listing the 22 Pennsylvania counties that will host the traveling exhibition in the first year of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Based in a 53-foot expandable trailer, the Civil War Road Show will bring interactive exhibits and special programming on the Keystone State’s vital role in the war to local communities across the Commonwealth, according to a news release. The Road Show will travel to each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties at least once during the four-year anniversary of the Civil War.
The trailer will sit in York County – at York’s Penn Park – from Aug.18 to 22. The York County Heritage Trust will serve as host.
Recommended Web story: York Sunday News columnist Gordon Freireich writes (9/16/10) about York as a sewing center.
Forum of the day, The Exchange: Memories of York Fair grandstand acts.
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