Yorkville Historical Society

Events and Meetings:

December 7, 2016  at 4:30 p.m. – York SC – The Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

The parade will start at 4:30 p.m. and should end by 6:30 p.m.   Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance again this year.  The lighting of tree in front of the York County Courthouse at 2 South Congress St, York SC will be held immediately following the parade.   There are 3800 lights on the tree, so it should be a magnificent sight.  These lights were donated by the Yorkville Historical Society.   Follow this link to see the article in the Herald.

December 10th at 2:00 p.m.  York County Courthouse Historical Marker Dedication

The Yorkville Historical Society in partnership with the York County Culture and Heritage Museums will provide an unveiling of the South Carolina State Historical Marker for the newly renovated York County Courthouse at 2 South Congress St, York SC on Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.  The ceremony will be held in front of the courthouse  and will precede the annual the Christmas Tour of Historic Homes and sites that begins at 3:00. The ceremony is scheduled to last about 30 minutes.  Mayor Eddie Lee, County Councilman Robert Winkler, and Cary Tilley, Director of the Culture and Heritage Museums, will speak at the dedication.   Immediately following the ceremony, the courthouse will be opened on a limited basis for viewing. You will be able to access the building and view the main corridor and the main courtroom.  We are very excited that the courthouse will remain open for tour during the entire Christmas Tour of Homes.  An official opening will be held at a later date.

December 10th&11th, 2016 3-7 pm –  Christmas in Olde York Tour of Homes and Sites

This year the tour highlights 5 beautifully restored apartments in the historic downtown buildings.  This event includes the renovated First Presbyterian Church  on West Liberty Street located almost directly across from the courthouse.

Exciting news on the newly renovated Courthouse – The courthouse will be opened on a limited basis for viewing after the historical marker dedication and will remain open for the entire Christmas Tour of Homes and Sites.  You will be able to access the building from the front steps and view the main corridor and the main courtroom on the second floor.   We are very excited that the courthouse will remain open for tour during the entire Christmas Tour of Homes.  An official opening for the courthouse will be held at a later date.

January 26, 2017 – Join us for our Banquet

If you would like an email reminder of our meetings email Debora Hutchins at dhutchins@bellsouth.net.

Preliminary dates of our 2017 Yorkville Historical Society meetings

Thursday, January 26           Our banquet – time to be determined, probably 6:30 or 7:00
Thursday, February 23
Thursday, March 30
Thursday, April 27
Thursday, May 25
Thursday, June 29
Thursday, July 27
Thursday, August 31           the week after Summerfest
Thursday, September 28
Thursday, October 26
Thursday, November 30    the week after Thanksgiving
December          no meeting     (tour will be Dec 9 & 10)
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Genesis of York

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Available at the Greater York Chamber of Commerce, Historical Center of York County, and at the Yorkville Historical Society meetings. Call 803.684.2590 or 803.818.6761 for more information.

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