Yorkville Historical Society

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

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Christmas In Olde York Tour of Homes and Sites – Saturday and Sunday, December 9th & 10th, 2017, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. both days  
This favorite holiday tradition showcases private historic homes and buildings, lovingly restored and decorated for the holiday season. This should be another fabulous tour!  Follow this link for more information or to buy your tickets online.

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-> Yorkville Historical Society Meeting – Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  The board of directors will meet before that at 5:00 p.m. We are very fortunate to have Brooke Bauer scheduled to speak on Catawba Women in a World of Transformation 1746-1840.  This meeting will be at the McCelvey Center, 212 East Jefferson Street, York, SC 29745.

Brooke Bauer is a citizen of the Catawba Indian Nation of South Carolina and an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Her research interests center on Southeastern American Indians, Colonial U.S. History, and material culture. Her project, “Being Catawba: The World of Sally New River, 1746-1840,” examined the history of the Catawba Indian Nation by concentrating on how Catawba women of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries created, promoted, and preserved a Catawba identity through kinship, land ownership, and economic productivity.

Whereas scholarship on the Catawbas has stressed dramatic transformation, analyzing the lives of Catawba women reveals startling continuity, particularly when focusing on kinship, land, and pottery. A close analysis of the evidence reveals that Catawba women played a central role in Catawbas’ persistence as they struggled to hold onto and remain on their land.

Brooke has received several awards that have supported her research, including the Newberry Library Graduate Student Fellowship, the UNC Sequoyah Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and the Phillips Fund Grant for Native American Research.

Christmas Parade with Yorkville Historical Society Float – Wednesday, December 6th at 4:30 p.m. in downtown York, SC  Be sure to come to the parade and see our float with characters in period clothing!

Christmas In Olde York Tour of Homes and Sites – Saturday and Sunday, December 9th & 10th, 2017, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. both days   This favorite holiday tradition showcases private historic homes and buildings, lovingly restored and decorated for the holiday season. This should be another fabulous tour!  Follow this link for more information or to buy your tickets online.

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

 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.  

2017 Meeting Dates:

Thursday, November 30 – This is the week after Thanksgiving.
December  No Meeting – Our Christmas in Olde York Tour will be December 9th & 10th.

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, instead we will have the wonderful Christmas in Olde York 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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