About Us

The Yorkville Historical Society was founded in 1978 to foster and promote historical preservation and restoration in the city of York and its environs.

Our mailing address:  Yorkville Historical Society, PO Box 1122, York, SC 29745

2019 Board of Directors

2018 Board of Directors

Yorkville Historical Society History

Yorkville Historical Society Awards

Our Activities include:

  •     Collecting and disseminating accurate historical information
  •     Publishing historical materials
  •     Sponsoring meetings for lectures
  •     Helping designate and mark historic sites
  •     Sponsoring or conducting other similar activities

Yorkville Historical Society Cultural Heritage Support:

  •     Published Yorkville to York, an award-winning history of our region
  •     Published The Genesis of York, Beginnings of the County and City of York
  •     York Circus History Celebration
  •     Museum of Western York County donations
  •     Wright Family Foundation preservation donations
  •     Donation of books and supplies to Historical Center of York County
  •     Donations to Yorkville Cemetery Association for maintenance of Rose Hill Cemetery

Yorkville Historical Society, Member of:

  •     Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies
  •     The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation
  •     Greater York Chamber of Commerce


Previous Board of Directors:

2017 Board of Directors