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.
The Historic Yorkville Holiday Home Tour
Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10, 2023
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. both days
The Yorkville Historical Society will be hosting its annual holiday tour in the beautiful Historic District of York, SC. This favorite tradition showcases private homes, a church and other historic locations decorated for the holidays. Follow this link for details.
Stories of the Stones was a tremendous success!
Our Stories of the Stones event held on November 4th, 2023 by all accounts was a tremendous success. The perfect weather brought out over 200 attendees to be entertained with the stories of the circus performers.
A special thank you goes to Laura Anne Gaulin for her work as Chairperson of the Stories of the Stones event, and to her committee members for their dedication in making this event so outstanding.
Heartfelt thank you’s go to all the actors as well as those who played supporting roles as grounds crew and transportation specialists.
We also want to thank the Yorkville Cemetery Association for their support and partnership with the YHS to bring another successful Stories of the Stones event to our community.
Hopefully many of you had an opportunity to attend the event. If not, mark your calendars for November 2025!
YHS Next General Membership Meeting
Thursday, January 25, 2024 7:00 p.m.
Church of the Good Shepherd
108 East Liberty Street, York, SC
Please join us for our next meeting, Thursday January 25, 2024.
This is an informal Covered Dish gathering where we will recap the YHS activities of 2023, vote to affirm new Board Member Nominees and get ready for next year’s plans!
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.)
2024 YHS Meetings
Thursday, January 25, 2024 7:00 p.m. Our Banquet will be at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 108 East Liberty Street, York, SC
Information on other 2024 meetings will be posted here once it is available.
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.)
Our Email List
If you would like to be added to our email distribution list, send a message to [email protected].
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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Our email: [email protected]
Follow this link for more information on YHS memberships.