York County History Center
  • 250 E. Market St. York, PA 17403
  • 717.848.1587

Make Your Own Discoveries, Discover York County’s History

Writer Michael Vyskocil
Photographer John Williams

The York County History Center makes learning without boundaries possible. Funded by a grant from the Women’s Giving Circle, the York County History Center is using key pieces from its collection to create a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) curriculum for students to discover how things work, such as:

Uniting history with opportunities to embrace learning in all subject areas, the York County History Center is taking the lead in not only introducing future generations to York County’s history but also inspiring future leaders, innovators and problem solvers.

“The United States, and even more importantly York County, has developed as a global leader in large part through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators,” says Joan Mummert, the History Center’s President and CEO.  “In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex — where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know — it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. The York County History Center recognizes the importance of providing this method of educating our young people in order to help them succeed.”

Learn more about the History Center’s STEAM program by visiting the Agricultural and Industrial Museum open house during Give Local York, Friday, May 1 (see pages 34-35). 

YRK PERSPECTIVES:

What makes York a maker community?

“York was built by makers who have made everything from popular food items to machinery and everyday goods. It is who we have always been and will always be.”

— Joan Mummert, President and CEO, York County History Center

York County History Center
  • 250 E. Market St. York, PA 17403
  • 717.848.1587