Yorkville Historical Society

The Yorkville Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1978 to foster and promote historical preservation and restoration in the city of York, SC, and its surrounding area.

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Our Next  YHS Next General Membership Meeting
currently scheduled for
Thursday, March 28th at 7 P.m.
Church of the Good Shepherd
108 East Liberty Street, York, SC

We hope you can join us for our next meeting. Zach Lemhouse, Director of the Southern Revolutionary War Institute in York is scheduled to make a presentation on historiography as it applies to a particular subject of interest in the York Reconstruction-Era history.

Directions to the meeting: From East Liberty Street, turn onto Trinity Street. Turn left into the parking lot. Enter the Parish Hall through the right-hand door that faces Trinity Street.)

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2024 YHS Meetings

Our meetings are usually scheduled for the last Thursday of the month starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 108 East Liberty Street, York, SC

Our 2024 expected meeting dates:

  • February 29, 2024
  • March 28, 2024
  • May 30, 2024
  • June 27, 2024
  • September 26, 2024
  • November 21, 2024 (moved forward since Thanksgiving is November 28th)

Our Holiday Home Tour

  • Holiday Home Tour December 14 & 15, 2024

General Meeting Information

Our general membership meetings are usually held every other month with activities being planned in the off months. The activity may be a field trip, an opportunity to volunteer on a project, or a cookout event/block party/York history trivia night get-together. We’re in the planning stages and are certainly open to activity suggestions!

General membership meetings typically start at 7:00 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Details will be posted on our website and a reminder/notice emailed to our email distribution list.

The Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 108 East Liberty Street, York, SC. (From East Liberty Street, turn onto Trinity Street. Turn left into the parking lot. Enter the Parish Hall through the right-hand door that faces Trinity Street.)

 

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-> A Guide to Olde York: The White Rose Tour — This wonderful tour book has fascinating information and pictures about York and its history. Follow this link to find out how to get your copy.

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Our Email List

If you would like to be added to our email distribution list, send a message to [email protected].

Research Requests

The Yorkville Historical Society has no archives, genealogical records, or research staff. 

A great resource for your genealogical and historical research inquiries is the Historical Center of York County. The Historical Center of York County opened in 1989 to serve as York County’s archival repository to collect and preserve information of historical importance and is located at 210 East Jefferson Street, York, SC. Use this link to find out how to submit your research request to the Historical Center of York County, or check the YHS resources page for other options.

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YHS Membership

Follow this link for more information on YHS memberships.