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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- Graveyard at York’s First Presbyterian: ‘When the very stones cry out’In 1965, the Black congregation at Faith Presbyterian Church in York, seen here with its Community House, merged with white parishioners at nearby First Presbyterian Church.
- St. Paul (Lebanon) Lutheran Church: Faith and resiliency for 200+ yearsA study of St. Paul (Lebanon) Lutheran Church in the Felton area shows a resilience that has sustained the congregation for more than 200 years.
- Hanover & York: A new start after centuries of disunion?The Adams County Arts Council unveiled a popup exhibit featuring the Ukrainian symbol, the sunflower.
- Russian heritage infused in Crostwater DistilleryVictoria Close used to bullied for being a “commie.” Now, she’s a successful business owner. All because we learned how to let go of stereotypes.