Yorkville Historical Society

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

Floyd Allison History Award – Congratulations to Kyleigh Warlick who is this year’s winner of our history award.

-> Yorkville Historical Society Meeting – Thursday, Thursday, July 27 6:30 p.m. Our next meeting will be Thursday, Thursday, July 27 6:30 p.m. The board of directors will meet before that at 5:30 p.m. Our speaker for the July meeting will be Dan Huntley. Dan’s topic will be the history and impact of the textile era and his focus will be on the mills in the York area. Dan is a long time resident of York and was a columnist for The Charlotte Observer for a number of years. Dan is currently in the catering and barbecue business. The meeting will be at the McCelvey Center, 212 East Jefferson Street, York, SC 29745. We hope to see you there!

Moore Park The ivy has been trimmed and the gazebo has been power washed and painted. Wind chimes have been added to replace the ferns. We hope you can visit this lovely park at the corner of North Congress Street and Kings Mountain Street in York, SC.

Museum of Western York County   See this very interesting issue of The Resource, a quarterly newsletter from the York County Forever Commission. It features the Museum of Western York County and gives hours, admission and contact information along with other interesting information.

Historical MarkerHistorical Marker Bratton House Site and Jefferson Davis’s Flight

Trail of History – PBS Charlotte History show featuring the City of York.  Use this link to see the program about our wonderful York, SC.

Growing Economies in Small Town South Carolina
Follow this link to hear this wonderful program. York, SC, Mayor Ed Lee, and Reba Hull Campbell, Deputy Executive Director of the Municipal Association of South Carolina, join Walter Edgar to talk about the challenges to economic growth faced by small towns in South Carolina, the history of those challenges, and the strategies many are using to promote such growth in the 21st century.

Our next Victorian Street Sign is Coming Soon! Our next sign will be at East Liberty Street and Garner Street.

Stories of the Stones – Saturday November 4th, 2017 from 1:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
The Stories of the Stones event will be at the lovely Rose Hill Cemetery, 229 East Liberty Street, York, SC 29745. The date for this is Saturday, November 4, 2017 with a backup date of November 11th in case of bad weather.

 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 2017 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.  

2017 Meeting Dates:

Thursday, January 26 – Our banquet
Thursday, February 23
Thursday, March 30
Thursday, April 27 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 25, reception at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 29 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 27 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 31 –  This is the week after Summerfest.
Thursday, September 28
Thursday, October 26
Thursday, November 30 – This is the week after Thanksgiving.
December  no meeting – Our Christmas in Olde York Tour will be Dec 9 & 10.

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

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