YDR editor Jim McClure shares his passion for local history and journalism.

Author Scott Mingus explores York County's rich Civil War heritage.

Historian June Lloyd looks at how things have converged on our hometown, past and present.

Stephen H. Smith shares a hodgepodge of explorations of York s Past.

Lifelong Yorker Joan Concilio offers a forum to discuss memories of York.

Chris Otto enjoys exploring the worlds of books, ephemera, history and folklore.

(Paul Kuehnel)
Picturing History: Looking back at York County

11/14/2014 09:02 PM EST
Catch up with past installments of Picturing History, an interactive photo project that aims to visually represent change in York County. 
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Here's a quiz to test your York Smarts for use at Thanksgiving
11/26/2014 06:17 AM EST - This fun test checks your knowledge of several pieces of York, Pa.'s, past Full Story

Legal scholar examines five Thanksgivings that birthed religious freedoms in the United States
11/23/2014 11:49 PM EST - The First Amendment promises religious liberty, but according to law professor Michael Meyerson, not everyone in early America enjoyed the freedom to practice their faith. Full Story

Friends of Camp Security receives donation from bank

Springettsbury Township supervisors also approved extending a deadline for the transfer of the property to October.
York, PA - Friends of Camp Security recently received a $3,500 donation from M&T Bank for preserving a Revolutionary War prison camp. Full Story

(Clare Becker — The Evening Sun)
Lincoln's words resonate through annals of American history

After 150 years, Gettysburg Address still an enthralling work
Recalling what America faced 150 years ago, Gettysburg National Park Superintendent Bob Kirby said the struggle for human freedom and equality did not end with the Civil War. Full story
Today in History

Today is Monday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2014. There are 37 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. Full Story
(File — The Associated Press)
Remember: The Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'

Locals look back 50 years and share memories of The Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'
It's an unlikely love story. Four skinny lads from Liverpool touched down in New York Feb. 7, 1964. Two nights later — after Ed Sullivan's stilted introduction — they played pop music on live television. Full Story

Jim McClure: Voni and Lorrayne Grimes in spotlight of 'musical extravaganza'

11/21/2014 01:12 PM EST
A letter from Small A.M.E. Zion Church calls Voni and Lorrayne Grimes "two outstanding pillars of the Pennsylvania community. 
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June Lloyd: Records help answer the question: Who was Nicholas James? (column)
11/14/2014 03:20 PM EST - When exploring the past, I am sometimes surprised at how much you can find if you keep digging. For example, Nicholas James has been showing up in different places in my current research. Full Story

Cops: Woman drops cocaine baggie in police station

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a baggie of crack cocaine on the police station floor. Full Story
(Luca Bruno/AP)
Barenboim opening West-Eastern academy in Berlin

MILAN (AP) — Daniel Barenboim says his main reason for leaving La Scala is to develop an academy for his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians. Full Story