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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- Hometown History: Jamie and Domi talk YoCo backstoryHistorian Jamie Kinsley and archivist Domi Miller explore York County people, places and issues in this new video series: ‘Hometown History.’ The first episode covers Underground Railroad operators Ezekiel ad Eliza Baptist.
- “Access to Justice”: The mantra of liberty for the Golden VentureWhen the Golden Venture ship struck the coast, close to 300 Chinese jumped to reach the American shore. 55 of those immigrants were detained at York County Prison for four years – with no charges filed.
- Continental Square: It’s late June so prepare for a big momentJune in York’s square: You can almost predict that pivotal events will happen where Market and George streets cross. This replica courthouse stands today a couple of blocks west of the original York County Court House, where big stuff, indeed, did happen.
- York College: First a fence and then a hand across itFor some, the fence erected at York College in 2008 represented a dated idea of separation. The college has since reached across the fence into the downtown with at least two projects.