York County History Center Presents Black History Month Exhibit

                  Image Courtesy of York County History Center

York County History CenterHonor Unit York

Presents Black History Month Exhibit,

Other New Displays

During the month of February the York County History Center will feature a variety of new exhibits and displays at the Historical Society Museum, Library & Archives.  Exhibits and displays will commemorate National Black History Month along with updates to the Lewis Miller Gallery, New Acquisitions display and additional temporary exhibits.


Boy Scout Troop 11 – York’s First African-American Boy Scout Troop

     As part of National Black History Month, the History Center will be featuring a temporary exhibit of York’s first African American Boy Scout troop, Troop #11, later known as Crispus Attucks Troop 11, which was led by Joe and Mae Jenkins. The exhibit will include Troop 11 uniforms, badges, banners, and photographs.

    Troop 11 Award from the York History Center Collection

New Acquisitions Exhibit:

Opens February

In February, the History Center will feature new collection acquisitions related to local York County artisan Frank Auspitz.  Auspitz was a well- known expert on 18th century furniture and owner of Auspitz Cabinet shop.  Auspitz specialized in making period reproduction furniture, interior designs, and building construction.  The exhibit will include Auspitz furniture, drawings, and photographs recently acquired by the York County History Center.

The Travels of Lewis Miller

February - August

Located on the mezzanine of the Historical Society Museum and Library, the Lewis Miller gallery will display 16 new original Lewis Miller sketches focusing on Miller’s extensive travels both regionally and internationally in the mid-1800s.  Lewis “Loui” Miller (1796-1882) was born and lived most of his life in York, Pennsylvania. Though a carpenter by trade, he is remembered today as a folk artist. His sketches chronicle historical events, his travels in America and abroad, and the lives of ordinary people.  The History Center maintains a collection of more than 2,000 original Lewis Miller sketches.

February 15, 2017 - July 31, 2017:

York County’s Communities

Beginning February 15, 2017, the History Center will host displays from various York County historical and cultural organizations.  The temporary displays will feature on-loan objects and materials from local communities highlighting their history and culture. Local organizations will assist with the design and creation of the displays. The Exhibit will open with items from Historic Wrightsville and the Police Heritage Museum.  Interested in participating in future York County’s Communities displays? Please contact Meegan Carr, Director of Collections at mcarr@yorkhistorycenter.org  or 717-848-1587 x 229.


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