Events

See information below about our wonderful events!

Upcoming Events:

  • Stories of the Stones – Cemetery Tour, Fall 2017   This wonderful tour is scheduled for Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 1:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The bad weather backup date is November 11th. This event will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, 229 East Liberty Street, York, SC 29745.  This tour won an Award of Merit from the Confederation of S.C. Local Historical Societies in 2008.
  • Christmas in Olde York 2017 – Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th,  2017.

Previous Events

Previous Yorkville Historical Society Meetings 2017:

  • July 27, 2017  Our speaker for the July meeting was Dan Huntley. Dan’s topic was the history and impact of the textile era and his focus was on the mills in the York area. Dan is a long time resident of York and was a columnist for The Charlotte Observer for a number of years. Dan is currently in the catering and barbecue business.
  • June 29th, 2017  Our speaker was Mary Catherine Ward, Executive Director of the Greater York Chamber of Commerce as our speaker.  She will talked about the activities and plans for the chamber of commerce and how they can help other groups.
  • March 30th, 2017  Our speaker was Lieutenant Dale Edwards, Community Services Officer for the city of York Police Department.
  • April 27th, 2017 –The wonderful presentation by  Zach Lemhouse and two other excellent musicians, Nash Lyle on fiddle and mandolin and Frank Tice on guitar, was based on Scot Irish folk music history and impact, and was a combination of singing and narratives.
  • May 25th, 2017 We were very fortunate to have Brent Holcomb, well-know genealogist, as our speaker. His topic was be research and resources.
  •  June 29th, 2017 Mary Catherine Ward, Executive Director of the Greater York Chamber of Commerce was our speaker.  She talked about the activities and plans for the chamber of commerce and how they can help other groups.
  • July 27th, 2017  Dan Huntley was our speaker. Dan’s topic was the history and impact of the textile era and his focus will be on the mills in the York area. Dan is a long time resident of York and was a columnist for The Charlotte Observer for a number of years.
  • July 27th, 2017  Paul Boger was our speaker. Paul is the President of the Museum Council of the Museum of Western York County.

Previous Field Trips:

  • Yorkville Historical Society Field Trip May 9th, 2017 – Historic Sharon, SC  We had a wonderful field trip to visit historic Sharon, SC. We visited the beautiful Hill Store, had lunch at the Sharon Grill, visited the Museum of Western York County, and as an option, toured the Woodlawn Cemetery. We met at the McCelvey Center, 212 East Jefferson Street, in York, SC at 9:30.

Previous Christmas Tours:

Christmas in Olde York 2016