Thursday, April 5, 2012

Family Day at York Heritage Trust

Third Annual Family Day
April 28 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Agricultural & Industrial Museum and Colonial Complex

New for 2012, Family Day has expanded to the Colonial Complex. Join the Trust for a day of educational, entertaining, and fun family activities at both the Agricultural & Industrial Museum and Colonial Complex. At the Agricultural & Industrial Museum activities will include airplane making, a grain activity station, a full G scale model railroad display, dance workshops by the York Swing Dance Club, and musical stories from performer Matt Dodd, focusing on the historic canal era.

At the Colonial Complex try your hand at rope making, explore the four square garden with members from the Mason & Dixon Herb Unit, learn about historic clocks, clock making and gear systems with the York Time Institute, and enjoy special tours of the complex buildings with programs featuring colonial children’s life and the early founding of Pennsylvania. Be sure to check out downtown York while completing a York Murals scavenger hunt. For more information and detailed information on all of the day’s events please visit the Trust website.

History Lover?

Now Accepting Apprentice Program Applications
Are you a junior or senior in high school and enjoy history? The York County Heritage Trust’s Museum Apprentice Program provides students who have completed the 10th grade or requirements thereof a unique and exciting opportunity. Museum apprentices work with the Trust’s programming staff as they design and install an exhibit and organize a special educational program. As they complete their projects, participants will be introduced to the public history field and discover the challenges of working in a museum.
Most importantly, the Museum apprentices get to have fun with history. The museum apprentice program is a great way to meet new people and try new things such as baking in an 18th century bake oven. Students will also enjoy a field trip to a local historical site.
*Please note that this is a competitive program with limited space available.
**The Museum Apprentice Program is sponsored by the York County Heritage Trust's Auxiliary.
For more information contact Patrick Bochy, museum educator, at 717-848-1587 ext. 304 or at