Community Services

Partners for Sacred Places

Historic York, Inc. in partnership with the York County Council of Churches initiated a program where local churches look funding opportunities to preserve their historic places of worship.

Preservation Advocacy

Historic York, Inc. will continue our advisory roles on the Lancaster-York Heritage Region, YorkScape Beautification Committee, and the York Heritage Committee. We have also been invited to participate in the newly formed Growth Management Task Force that will help update the county’s comprehensive plan. We expect preservation to play an increasingly important role.

Preservation Education

Historic York, Inc. strives to educate our community on the important and active role historic buildings play in our economy. Through our Annual Historic House Tour, Annual Preservation Awards Program, educational workshops and lecture series, we show that any building can be reused in the twentieth-first century

Walking Tours

Our historic walking tours of downtown York can be catered to whatever resources you want to see and whatever time you have available.  Please call to set up an appointment.

Historic Preservation Resource Library and Archives

Historic York, Inc.’s Resource library contains many books, periodicals, reference materials and period maps to help researchers and those with a desire to learn more about historic architecture and related issues. The library and archives are open during operating hours.

Historic Sites Survey of York County

Historic York, Inc. has compiled architectural descriptions and summary histories on over 30,000 historic buildings in York County through our Historic Sites Survey. The information is available for research through the Historic Preservation Resource Library.

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