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Hanover of old in 3-D: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – June 26, 2010

An antique stereoscope is put to use at a recent Hanover History Camp at the Warehime-Myers Mansion run by the Hanover Area Historical Society. The camp took kids from indoors to the field. “It’s three-dimensional history,” Ken Weiler, of the historical society, said. “We’re taking them out of the classroom.” Society member Colleen Reese saw the camp as an investment in history: ‘They learn about Hanover history and get excited. When they become parents, we’re set.’ The York County Heritage Trust also offers summer camps. Also of interest: Hanover’s Old State Theater and George Armstrong Custer – and his horse – left legacy in York County and Hanover native Ann Roth explains how she designs costumes for Hollywood .

Neat stuff from all over… .
I asked Stewartstown-area history aficionado Doug Winemiller whether the Dempwolf-designed Wilson House in southeastern York County’s Gatchelville still stands. The house was profiled in a recent York Town Square post.
It does, he wrote back.
And there might be another Dempwolf-designed house in the area… .

The Rev. Lorenzo Clark, the minister at Dempwolf’s Centre Presbyterian Church in New Park, built a house in New Park.
“Our society (Stewartstown Historical Society) is doing some research to determine if that house is also a Dempwolf design,” he wrote.
– Unsung site: Here’s a York County museum you might not have heard about. It’s a privately own museum of medical antiques, medicalantiques.com.
– Recommended website of the day: Buffy Andrews, assistant manager editor/features at the York Daily Record/Sunday News, posted about a recent find – Dillsburg-area autograph books. Have some fun with: Life’s Treasures – Autograph books. Look for other autograph posts at that site.
– Blog post of the day: If you want to drop in on an upcoming speech or book signing by Yorkblogger Scott Mingus, see his schedule posted on his Cannonball blog.
– Forum of the day, The Exchange: Remembering York’s barbershops.
All Linked In/Neat Stuff posts from the start..