Meeting and Events
Monthly meetings are held in the Meeting Hall of the York County History Center at 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania, unless otherwise noted. The business portion of the meeting begins at 2:30 PM, followed by the program.
IMPORTANT: COVID 19 Considerations
The York County History Center reopened to the public on April 1, 2021, with limited reservations. In addition to limited in-person seating, our meetings will also be live-streamed online via Facebook and Zoom.
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Our upcoming meetings are scheduled as follows ...
June 11, 2023
Unearthing Camp Security
Presented by John Crawmer
Camp Security is America’s last surviving Revolutionary War prison camp. Its exact location was a mystery until 2022 when archaeologists discovered the camp’s stockade. The presentation will cover the importance of Camp Security, the techniques used by archaeologists to find the site, and recent research.
John Crawmer is an archaeologist who has conducted research in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Israel. He is the Lead Archaeologist of the Camp Security Archaeology Project in York, PA.
More meetings and programs coming soon!
PAST PROGRAMS ARCHIVE
May 2023 - Tour of Saint Luke's Union Church Cemetery
April 2023 - Researching PA Civil War Draft Records
March 2023 - Pennsylvania Prison Records
February 2023 - African American Genealogy
January 2023 - Show & Tell & Ask
November 2022 - Revisiting Online Research of German Ancestors
October 2022 - Indian Languages Influence in the Susquehanna Region
August 2022 - Using Online Deeds in Family History Research
June 2022 - Henry James Young Awards
May 2022 - Researching the History of Institutionalized People in Pennsylvania
Apr 2022 - The Challenges Facing the Continental Congress in York
Mar 2022 - 18th Century Gunsmithing in Eastern PA
Feb 2022 - PA’s Celtic Language Heritage
Jan 2022 - The Architecture of the Dempwolfs
Nov 2021 - The Churches and Chaplains of York County During the Civil War
Oct 2021 - Genealogical Resources of the York County History Center’s Library and Archives
Aug 2021 - Pennsylvania State Archives’ Online Resources
Jun 2021 -History of the Henry James Young Award
May 2021 - MA & PA Railroad Heritage Village visit
Apr 2021 - Cumberland County Records
Mar 2021 - PA State Archives Moves Into the Future
Feb 2021 - York County Coroner's Office
Aug 2020 - Using Online Newspaper Collections in Research
Oct 2020 - Genealogical Adventures During the Pandemic
Nov 2020 - Using Oral History in Genealogical Research