Town of York Historical Society

Town of York Historical Society We are working to preserve the history of the Town of York for the benefit of future generations.

Board of Directors: Melissa Albers, President Roberta MacLean, Vice-President Pat MacIntyre, Treasurer Rene Lyness, Secretary Ted Andrews Marta Burroughs Liz Wilcox

Mission: Preserving the history of York for the benefit of future generations.

The Hillcrest Estate
05/07/2019

The Hillcrest Estate

In the mail today was our copy of the Lake Country Echo with our article on page six!! Big shout out to Jane Oakes and Kate Wilcox Rodwell for their work on the article. Don’t miss the save-the-date mention of the Town of York Historical Society event celebrating the towns Bicentennial on September 7th which will be catered by The Yard of Ale. More details to come!

We're celebrating the York Bicentennial this year and don't miss the kick-off event with dinner, music and some history!
01/08/2019

We're celebrating the York Bicentennial this year and don't miss the kick-off event with dinner, music and some history!

Contact a committee member, the York Historical Society, a Town Board member, or you can stop by the Wadsworth Grill for pre sale tickets.

11/16/2018

SQUARE DANCE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018

from 7 - 9:30 PM at the YORK TOWN HALL
featuring
STRING OF PEARLS

free admission, refreshments available, donations welcome

08/21/2018
01/23/2018
Robbin

Robbin

This was located today by JR Teeter (great-grandson of Ruth Garland, Fowlerville resident shown in film)
If you haven't seen this before, enjoy!

Just in time for gift giving! TOYHS just received our second shipment of the History of the Town of York, written by Mar...
12/12/2017

Just in time for gift giving! TOYHS just received our second shipment of the History of the Town of York, written by Mary R. Root. The books are $20 and purchases can be made by calling 243-3394 or by email, [email protected]

12/08/2017

The reprinted "History of the Town of York" by Mary Root is now available again. You may call Marta at (585) 243-3394 or email her at [email protected] if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

On Wednesday, October 11, the York Historical Society will host County Historian Amie Alden for a program entitled The F...
10/09/2017

On Wednesday, October 11, the York Historical Society will host County Historian Amie Alden for a program entitled The Female Perspective: Local Women in the Woman's Suffrage Movement. Her presentation will chronicle the women's rights movement in Livingston County and the involvement of several women who influenced the passage of the suffrage in New York State and ultimately the passage of the nineteenth amendment to the U. S. Constitution.

All are welcome to attend at 7 p.m. at the York Town Hall. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The program is another in the series of the County Historian's research entitled The Female Perspective: Livingston County Women Who Changed the Status Quo.

On Wednesday, October 11, the York Historical Society will host County Historian Amie Alden for a program entitled The F...
10/02/2017

On Wednesday, October 11, the York Historical Society will host County Historian Amie Alden for a program entitled The Female Perspective: Local Women in the Woman's Suffrage Movement. Her presentation will chronicle the women's rights movement in Livingston County and the involvement of several women who influenced the passage of the suffrage in New York State and ultimately the passage of the nineteenth amendment to the U. S. Constitution.

All are welcome to attend at 7 p.m. at the York Town Hall. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The program is another in the series of the County Historian's research entitled The Female Perspective: Livingston County Women Who Changed the Status Quo.

07/29/2017

Stop by our booth today at the York Valley Fest. Sign up to become a member.

Historical marker for Genesee Valley Canal is located in the parking lot of Yard of Ale Canal House Inn near Greenway tr...
05/04/2017

Historical marker for Genesee Valley Canal is located in the parking lot of Yard of Ale Canal House Inn near Greenway trail in Piffard.

A few more photos. The canal boats used pond as turning basin. Current entrance to Genesee Valley Greenway at York Landi...
04/26/2017

A few more photos. The canal boats used pond as turning basin. Current entrance to Genesee Valley Greenway at York Landing.

Don't forget about our event on May 7th!

A canal boat (far left) makes its way along the Genesee Valley Canal over three hundred feet above the Genesee River. Th...
04/21/2017

A canal boat (far left) makes its way along the Genesee Valley Canal over three hundred feet above the Genesee River. The building of this section of the canal, in what is now Letchworth State Park, will be part of the May 7th program we are offering in the Town of York, NY (town hall)! #LivCo #TofYHS #haveafieldday #LivingstonCountyEvents

03/14/2017
String of Pearls of Rochester

The String of Pearls will be at the York Town Hall on April 8th! #LivCo #TofYHS #haveafieldday #LivingstonCountyEvents

No pre-recorded backing tracks, no programmed music, no drum machines, no fake computer generated harmonies. Just pure acoustic music, one hundred percent REAL, one hundred percent LIVE!

York Central School students and staff help spruce up the Warren House gardens and grounds as part of the the United Way...
05/18/2016

York Central School students and staff help spruce up the Warren House gardens and grounds as part of the the United Way and Wegmans' Day of Caring.

04/06/2016

Tonight at 7 in the York Town Hall,Town Historian Steve Gates presents the history of York’s seven hamlets and shares photographs to illustrate stories of the Town’s early settlers, businesses, canal days and salt mining industry.

Pat MacIntyre wrote this walking tour in 1986. The photos were taken in 2016.
02/11/2016

Pat MacIntyre wrote this walking tour in 1986. The photos were taken in 2016.

Pat MacIntyre wrote this walking tour in 1986. The photos were taken in 2016.
02/10/2016

Pat MacIntyre wrote this walking tour in 1986. The photos were taken in 2016.

Annual holiday event
12/04/2015

Annual holiday event

11/19/2015

the Town of York Historical Society
annual holiday event
will be on
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
at the home of
Bob and Liz Wilcox
1940 Craig Road, Pavilion!!
Social time from 6 - 7 pm
with a dish to pass, bring your own table
service, dinner at 7.
Please bring items for a Chinese Auction
and there will be a 50/50 raffle!!

As always, this event will be very casual and we encourage you to
bring family and friends. We look forward to sharing this enjoyable
event with you!!

10/05/2015

"Blue Devils in Vietnam" - Wed, Oct 7 at 7 p.m. in the York Town Hall.
Please join us for this program. Refreshments provided, donations welcome and appreciated!!
Three book authors share their Vietnam experiences and the process of gathering local soldiers' stories. Vietnam veterans in the audience who contributed to this book will be introduced and asked to say a few words if they like.
Book signing.

01/31/2015

The Town of York Historical Society monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, February 4, at 7PM. We will be meeting, this month, at the YORK TOWN HALL! We will be discussing the sales of the Mary Root book as well as planning future events. Please plan on joining us and bringing warm, springtime ideas to our table!! As usual, all are welcome, we look forward to seeing you!!

01/07/2015

The Historical Society's holiday event tonight (Wed) has been postponed due to weather!!!

12/20/2014

Better late than never! The newly reprinted "History of the Town of York," by Mary Root, will be arriving this weekend.

Pre-paid copies can be picked up at the Town Hall between 9:00 and 11:00 A.M. on Monday, December 22. (You can also purchase books then even if you did not pre-order. The price is $20.)

If you can't make it to the Town Hall Monday morning, you may call Marta at 243-3394 to see if other arrangements can be made. After the holidays we'll announce additional opportunities to purchase the book in the New Year.

Happy holidays to all!

12/11/2014

We expect the Root books any day now, and when they are available we will post times and places to get them.

The York Historical Society is proud to announce the reprinting of the History of York, by Mary R. Root.The deadline for...
10/20/2014

The York Historical Society is proud to announce the reprinting of the History of York, by Mary R. Root.

The deadline for pre-order is soon. Books are $20 each.

Send the info below with payment to:
The York Historical Society PO Box 464 York, NY 14592
Please make checks payable to “York Historical Society.”

Name: ______________________________________
Phone #: ________________________________
Address: ___________________________________ Email: __________________________________
# Of Copies ($20 per book):


Delivery is expected in late November; time and place for pick up will be announced. Call Roberta MacLean at 243-1069 with any questions.

Fall 2014 dish-to-pass picnic
09/25/2014

Fall 2014 dish-to-pass picnic

Greenway Trail & York Landing History and Hike with Joan Schumaker    Date: August 2, 2014    Time: 2:00 PM    Location:...
07/31/2014
Events - Genesee Valley Conservancy

Greenway Trail & York Landing History and Hike with Joan Schumaker

Date: August 2, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: York Landing off of River Road

Join Joan Schumaker, Acting President of Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway, for a walk along the Greenway Trail, learning about the trail's development from early canal and railroad days to its present status as a New York State Park.

http://www.geneseevalleyconservancy.org/events


Join Joan Schumaker, Acting President of Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway, for a walk along the Greenway Trail, leaning about the trail's development from early canal and railroad days to its present status as a New York State Park.

12/14/2013

Tonight's (12/14/13) square dance at York Town Hall is cancelled because of the snowstorm.

Events
10/27/2013

Events

09/28/2013

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, come to the York Town Hall for a pasta dinner at 5 pm and a presentation at 7 pm by Dick Bark, an expert on archeology in the Genesee Valley. Admission is by donation--you choose the amount!
In the 70's and 80's Dick was a member of a group that locally discovered numerous artifacts dating back 5,000 years! Dick will share his knowledge of local ancient history and have on hand numerous artifacts to explore.

Carol Ell, ToYHS Secretary, staffing the booth at York Valley Fest, Saturday, July 27.
07/30/2013

Carol Ell, ToYHS Secretary, staffing the booth at York Valley Fest, Saturday, July 27.

06/28/2013

Our July meeting is postponed from the 3rd to Wednesday,
July 17. We'll meet at the Warrren house at 7 pm.

At the York Valley Fest on Saturday, July 27, we'll bring a few items of interest, including our Sterling Mine Employee logbooks and some objects that may challenge your knowledge!

06/05/2013

At tonight's program we will display employee logbooks from the mine and, using our computer database, help you search for someone you know.

Come Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. to the York Town Hall. Leicester Historian Tom Roffe will show photos and give some his...
05/31/2013

Come Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. to the York Town Hall. Leicester Historian Tom Roffe will show photos and give some history of the Sterling Mine formerly in Cuylerville.

05/03/2013

The Warren House will be open for visitors 1-4 p.m. the first Sunday of each month, May through October.

Many thanks to Ted Andrews, Jim Lyness, and Mike Dennis for obtaining new posts and reinstalling our sign which blew ove...
04/23/2013

Many thanks to Ted Andrews, Jim Lyness, and Mike Dennis for obtaining new posts and reinstalling our sign which blew over in a windstorm.

04/06/2013
KOT Square Dances .m4v

Saturday, April 13, 7 - 10 pm, there is a Square Dance Fundraiser at York Town Hall, 2668 Main Street, York, NY.
Featuring Al Mastrolio on guitar!
Featured caller is Doug Kelly of Kelly's Old Timers!
http://youtu.be/LQnzK9w_JSY

Kelly's Old Timers Best Square Dances

Wednesday March 20 - 7:30 PMAt  Livingston County Historical Society & MuseumAbout the Sterling Salt Mine in Cuylerville...
03/20/2013

Wednesday March 20 - 7:30 PM
At Livingston County Historical Society & Museum
About the Sterling Salt Mine in Cuylerville
Presented by: Tom Roffe
Leicester Historian, Tom Roffe, presents a program on the Sterling Salt Mine, Cuylerville. In operation from 1905 to 1930, it was one of the earliest salt mines in our region and a significant part of our county heritage. No trace of the facility remains and it has now become another ghost of history. Mr. Roffe will trace the development of the mine and operations with a focus on the emigrants who built a life around working here and living in Halite, the miners village.
Free and Open to the Public

THE SENECAS AFTER BIG TREE: a program at the Livingston County Museum, Wednesday March 13th at 6:30 p.m.  The presenter ...
03/08/2013

THE SENECAS AFTER BIG TREE: a program at the Livingston County Museum, Wednesday March 13th at 6:30 p.m. The presenter is Dr. Michael Oberg, a professor of history at SUNY Geneseo, where he teaches courses in Native American and Early American history.

Livingston County Historical Society and Museum
02/07/2013

Livingston County Historical Society and Museum

Join us for a program this Sunday February 10th at 2:30pm for a presentation by historian, Dave Palmer, on early farming in Livingston County. Program will include examples of early agricultural tools. Free and open to the public. Parking available in next door church lot. Donations welcome.

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2431 Dow Road, PO Box 464
York, NY
14592

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We are located on 2431 Dow Road in the town of York. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at the Warren House.

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