Yorkville Historical Society

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

-> Our 2021 meetings are currently suspended  due to the corona virus. We hope we will be able to restart our meetings in 2022.

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-> Meet the Authors of our new tour book – York Library Program Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. This program is being scheduled at the York Library at 21 East Liberty Street, York, SC 29745. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the authors and hear a presentation about our informative new tour book, A Guide to Olde York: The White Rose Tour. Seating is limited and registration is required. Registration should be open August 30, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.  See the library’s event website to register.

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Historic Yorkville Artists Crawl  Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Betwixt Studios at 7 North Congress Street, York, South Carolina is sponsoring an artist crawl in lovely downtown York, SC.

From Betwixt Studios:  Join us for the first ever Artists Crawl in Historic York, South Carolina! Ticketed participants will be able to draw, paint, photograph, sketch, etc a curated selection of York’s historical homes and buildings in downtown York, SC. This event is open to anyone with a desire to let their creative side out—no need to be a pro!

Not an artist? No ticket necessary to walk around town and enjoy York’s beautiful architecture. Shop ‘til you drop on Congress Street, watch the artists at work, and enjoy lunch or a refreshing drink at one of York’s local eateries and cafes!

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-> Meet the Authors of our new tour book – Rock Hill Library Program Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  This program is being scheduled at the Rock Hill Library at 138 East Black Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the authors and hear a presentation about our informative new tour book, A Guide to Olde York: The White Rose Tour. Seating is limited and registration is required. Registration should be open September 7, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.  See the library’s event website to register.

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-> A Guide to Olde York:  The White Rose Tour –  Our wonderful tour book has arrived!  Follow this link to find out how to get your copy.

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-> Moore Park Sign – Another wonderful Yorkville Historical Project   This updated sign was put in place in April of 2020 at Moore Park on the corner of Kings Mountain Street and North Congress. 

Welcome to Moore Park
A Project of
The Yorkville
Historical Society
and
The Clean Community
System
Sign updated in 2020
In memory of Robert Scott Hollis
1962 – 2019

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-> Mill Village Memories, written by Becky Wells Bradley in 2003  This wonderful book is about living in the Cannon Mill Village in the 1940s through the 1980s. The book is available for $15.00 each at the York County Historical Center at 210 East Jefferson Street, York, SC 29745. For more information on the historical center including hours follow this link. To receive a copy by mail, please mail a check for $20 ($15 + $5 for shipping and handling) to YHS, PO Box 1122, York, SC 29745. The printing of this book is a project of the Yorkville Historical Society.

 

-> 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.   

-> Amazon Smile  We have registered the Yorkville Historical Society as an Amazon Smile charity.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases to the charities selected by customers, and we hope you will select the Yorkville Historical Society. Our unique charity link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-0739481

-> Yorkville Historical Society Meetings are currently suspended – Our meetings are usually at the McCelvey Center at 212 East Jefferson Street, York, SC 29745  frequently on the last Thursday of the month, starting at 7:00 p.m.

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The Yorkville Historical Society has no archives, genealogical records, or research staff.  If you have a research request, you may want to contact The Historical Center of York County historicalcenter@chmuseums.org or check our resources page.

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