Yorkville Historical Society

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

Main Street Contest – We made the semi-finals!!  Please keep voting for York, SC.

->Walnut Grove Plantation Field Trip – Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018  Our plan is to meet at the McCelvey Center, 212 East Jefferson Street, York SC at 9:00 am and carpool to Walnut Grove Plantation, 1200 Otts Shoals Road, Roebuck, SC (near Spartanburg) which should take just over an hour.  We will then have a guided tour of the plantation and have some time to look around on our own.  Lunch will be under a covered pavilion on picnic tables.  Individual box lunches will be delivered to us from Bubba’s Barbeque or you may bring your own lunch.   After lunch, we will have another presentation (perhaps about the folk tales of the times – what’s true and what’s false) for about an hour.  We will then drive back.  We expect to be back at McCelvey sometime around 3:00 p.m. The fee for Walnut Grove & lunch is $15.00; the fee for Walnut Grove only(no lunch included, bring your own) is $5.00 .  Lunch Choices:   Main choice (pick 1): Pulled Pork BBQ or Calabash Chicken (described as Calabash style pepper fried chicken strips)   Sides (pick 2):   mac & cheese, green beans, baked beans, coleslaw.  You can respond to this email to sign up (please include your lunch choice) or sign up at our next meeting.  The last day to sign up is May 8th.    http://www.spartanburghistory.org/walnut-grove-plantation/

 -> Yorkville Historical Society Meeting –  Thursday, May 31st at 6:30 p.m. at the McCelvey Center at 212 E Jefferson St, York, SC.  We are delighted to have Mary Poole as our speaker. Mary has been working in the field of intellectual disabilities longer than she would care to mention. Starting as a volunteer in her youth, Mary started her professional career as a third shift weekend direct care staff at the Fountain Inn Community Residence in the upstate of South Carolina.  Mary has been a Case Management Director, a Residential Director and a Day Program Director at various agencies in South Carolina. Mary is the current Executive Director of MaxAbilities of York County.  She has a BS in Sociology and a MA in Business Management. However, she will tell you that her biggest accomplishment is her family. She has been married to Richard for 40 years and is the very proud mom of ten including five adopted children with Ds and 3 grandchildren.


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.

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