Yorkville Historical Society

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

-> Yorkville Historical Society Meeting –  Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the McCelvey Center at 212 East Jefferson St, York, SC.  This meeting will be our first Ice Cream Social.  You are encouraged to wear a lovely or funny hat, just for lightheartedness.  Janice Ramsey will speak briefly about the history of the Yorkville Historical Society. We hope you can join us. 

Wright Funeral Home Historical Marker Dedication  The dedication for this historical marker will be Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 7 p.m. at 6 Hunter Street, York, SC 29745.

The Yorkville Historical Society has been working in cooperation with Bridget Wright White in the application and approval process with The South Carolina Department of Archives and History in obtaining a South Carolina State Historical Marker for Wright Funeral Home. We are pleased that the application has been approved and the marker has arrived. We also have been working with Bridget on the dedication for the historical marker. The plan is to have the dedication on Friday, August 3, at 7:00 p.m.  The dedication and reception following will be held at Wright Funeral Home. The Historical Society is pleased to fund this project. The marker’s location is at 6 Hunter Street, York, SC 29745.  Parking is available nearby at 301 East Liberty Street.  If you have any questions, email us at yorkvillehistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

-> Xmas Tour Meeting – Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  at the McCelvey Center at 212 East Jefferson St, York, SC,  in room 206. Please join us for this meeting. We hope you can attend.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.