Challenging moments that teach and inspire in York County, Pa.
York County is full of momentous sites and memorable people. We believe their stories, sometimes not well known or well considered, must be told. These stories often tell of struggle and the lengthy journey toward resolution.
By calling attention to our historically critical places and diverse people, past and present, we hope to inspire reflection, dialogue and action.
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- Bermudian Valley: Seeking peace in the York County’s cloister, Part IIIn the 1700s, Washington Township’s Bermudian Valley hosted a settlement with ties to the Ephrata Cloister. A cemetery reminds us of this community.
- The Gazette and Daily: Under siege in the 1960s, York newspaper starts from square oneUnder siege in the 1960s, The Gazette and Daily in York started from square one with a front page editorial. The newspaper drew the wrath of Republicans when it refused to accept advertising from GOP presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
- York County’s cloister: Seeking peace in the Bermudian ValleyIn the 1700s, Washington Township’s Bermudian Valley hosted a settlement with ties to the Ephrata Cloister.
- Crispus Attucks Community Center: A ‘character building’ organizationCommunity leader Dr. George Bowles helped in the formation of the Crispus Attucks Community Center in 1931