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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- Elmwood Mansion: Witnessing constant changeA person peering through those familiar Elmwood pillars in the past 165 years would have seen an evolving York County. This picture shows the Elmwood farmhouse before it was moved in 1905.
- Urban farming: Thriving agriculture in the cityEven though the census data may miss them, many Hispanics farm in York. This urban farm provides fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables to inner-city residents.
- Rural Newberry Township: Freedom seeker shot at Underground Railroad stationJoseph Garretson’s Northern York County home is important to the county’s Underground Railroad story. It was the site of the first known shooting of a freedom seeker in the county.
- For 25 years, NENA’s grassroots work has strengthened York’s neighborhoodsGrassroots organizations like NENA gain momentum because they are directly connected with the people.