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Plenty happening on York County history scene

The York Daily Record/Sunday News has published a special section on Crispus Attucks Community Center history for use in York County NIE classrooms. Newspapers in Education delivers the Daily Record into classrooms, and often supplements these newspapers with special products to enhance learning. Making History at CA is one such publication. If you want copies for educational use, please contact me at jem@ydr.com. To see these CA profiles, click here. Another such publication is at bottom of this post.

At any given moment in York/Adams, a lot is happening on the history scene. (See previous post on upcoming Leonard Pitts speech.

– Scott Mingus Sr.’s new book, “Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg Campaign,” may be purchased from Borders, Barnes & Noble, or amazon.com. A sequel covering Antietam is due out in May. Mingus’ “The Gordon Expedition,” detailing the Confederate movement through southcentral Pennsylvania before the Battle of Gettysburg, is due out later this year… .

– Ann Small Niess’ book on the Elmwood House, the beautiful East York mansion used as a Memorial Hospital conference center, is soon to be completed. See When mules moved a York County house. For details, contact: anniess@earthlink.net.
— Historic York’s Architectural Warehouse and Historic York have both relocated to the former Wolf Co. building/showroom at 465 Prospect Street. “More space, new merchandise, and off-street parking combine to make this a must-visit location,” a Historic York release states. http://www.historicyork.org.
— Yours truly will sign books with other local authors at York’s Borders Books on March 24. More information forthcoming on that.

In another NIE venture, the York Daily Record/Sunday News has compiled profiles on 43 achievers with York roots. Some of these heroes are available the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ black history section.