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, April 26th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  at the McCelvey Center, 212 East Jefferson Street, York, SC. Have you always wanted to know what fabulous resources for genealogy research are available from York County Libraries?  If yes, you will want to attend our next meeting. We are very fortunate to have a genealogy presentation and a question and answer session from John Skardon from the Rock Hill Library.

Catawbas and Christ – A History of the Mormon Church among the River People – April 28th  1:00 p.m  to 4 p.m.  at 1989 Reservation Road, Rock Hill, SC 29704.  This event will be a presentation of the history of the Mormon Church among the Catawba people and its 135 year history and will include presentation on the history of the worldwide church, its introduction to the Catawba people about 1883, early missionaries, early converts, and the organization of the women’s organization known as (and inclusion to) the Relief Society which is the largest women’s organization in the world.  Photos, artifacts, pottery and a growing genealogy database will be on display.  This celebration includes food and dancing, with drummers, dancers and venison stew.

-> Yorkville Historical Society Xmas Tour Follow Up Meeting – Thursday, May 10th. 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in room 206 at the McCelvey center, 212 East Jefferson Street, York, SC.  Did you enjoy the wonderful Christmas Tour?  This follow up meeting is to review the tour and get the positive and negative comments and ideas for our next tour. You are invited to attend.  If you cannot attend and have comments, you can email them to YorkvilleHistoricalSociety@gmail.com so that we can review them at the meeting.

->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 historic graveyard) 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/

 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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