Yorkville Historical Society

Founded in 1978 to foster and promote historical preservation and restoration in the city of York, SC and its environs.

See this list of some of the Yorkville Historical Society’s projects and events for 2017.

2018 Membership Dues – Have you had a chance to pay your 2018 membership dues?  If yes, Thank You!  If not, please bring them to our next meeting or mail them before March 31st to:  Yorkville Historical Society     PO Box 1122     York, SC 29745
Annual dues: Patron $50 Household $25  Individual $15  Student $5
If we don’t have this information already, please include your name, address, home phone (optional), cell phone (optional), email address (optional).  We will add you to our email notification list unless you let us know you do not want to be included.

-> Yorkville Historical Society Meeting – Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  at the McCelvey Center, 212 East Jefferson Street, York, SC. Jason Broadwater is scheduled to give an update on the strategic plan being developed by the Economic Development Corporation for York, SC. He is interested in hearing thoughts and ideas from our group related to this project.  This will be a great time to ask questions and give input.

Help Downtown York, SC Win!
The goal of the America’s Main Streets contest is to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of these Main Streets and the small businesses that help them thrive. The winning Main Street will receive $25,000 in cash and related prizes to help revitalize that Main Street.   https://www.mainstreetcontest.com/profile/13

Landmark Conference 2018 Made in Fort Mill, April 5-7, 2018 Come join the Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies in historic Fort Mill for our annual Landmark Conference. This conference is a relaxed, informative and fun time for history enthusiasts and professionals to network and learn about South Carolina history with a special focus on Fort Mill. Friday sessions will cover topics including Carolina Fish Camps, World War I Ace Elliott White Springs, Revolutionary War, Catawba Towns, and Scotch-Irish Influence on Country Music.  Saturday tours of the Anne Springs Close Greenway, Confederate Park, Historic Main Street, John M. White House, and Springfield Plantation will be featured. For full downloadable information, registration and online payment, visit our website.

-> Yorkville Historical Society Meeting – Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  at the McCelvey Center, 212 East Jefferson Street, York, SC. We are very fortunate to have a genealogy presentation and a question and answer session from John Skardon from the Rock Hill Library.

 The Genesis of York by William B. White Jr.
Copies are still available for this wonderful resource. The book is a brief history of the formation in 1785–1787 of the County of York, South Carolina, and also of the Village of York, together with abstracts of the first deeds to the 88 lots and 19 tracts of land shown on the village plan drawn up by Colonel William Hill, the proprietary.  Follow this link for information on how to get your copy.

-> Our Yorkville Historical Society Meetings – You are invited to join us!
Our meetings will be at the McCelvey Center at 212 E Jefferson St, York, SC, and will start at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  

2018 Meeting Dates:
Thursday, January 25th – Our Banquet!
Thursday, February 22nd
Thursday, March 29th
Thursday, April 26th
Thursday, May 31st
Thursday, June 28th
Thursday, July 26th
Thursday, August 30th
Thursday, September 27th
Thursday, October 25th
Thursday, November 29th
December – No meeting. We will have our wonderful Holiday Tour of Homes and Sites Saturday and Sunday December 8th and 9th.

If you have any questions or would like an email reminder of our meetings send a message to Debora Hutchins at yorkvillehistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

See more information on our Facebook page.

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