Yorkville Historical Society

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

-> Save the dates December 8th and 9th, 2018 for our Holiday Tour of Homes and Sites and other events.

-> Yorkville Historical Society Meeting on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 6:30 p.m. at the McCelvey Center at 212 East Jefferson St, York, SC.  We are delighted to have John Lafoy as our scheduled speaker. A nationally known and well respected golf course architect, John Lafoy is also an expert on Edgefield pottery. Raised by antique dealers, John was exposed to a wide range of objects and has enthusiastically expanded his knowledge to include musical instruments, art work, coins, knives, and furniture. As a member of the Historical Society, if you wish to bring a small item for John to review, please do so. We look forward to having him address our group.

-> Xmas Tour Homeowners Meeting – Tuesday, October 30th at 6:00 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 108 East Liberty Street, York, SC 29745

-> Yorkville Historical Society Meeting on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 6:30 p.m. at the McCelvey Center at 212 East Jefferson St, York, SC.  We are delighted to have Lieutenant Dale Edwards of the York, SC Police Department’s Training/Community Services Unit as our scheduled speaker. His program will be on shopping safety and should be very appropriate for the holiday season.

Mill Village Memories, written by Becky Wells Bradley in 2003  This wonderful book is about living in the Cannon Mill Village in the 1940s through the 1980s. The book is available for $15.00 each at the York County Historical Center at 210 East Jefferson Street, York, SC 29745. For more information on the historical center including hours follow this link. To receive a copy by mail, please mail a check for $20 ($15 + $5 for shipping and handling) to YHS, PO Box 1122, York, SC 29745. The printing of this book is a project of the Yorkville Historical Society.

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 – Our First Ice Cream Social
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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