Donate Your Treasures

Don't throw away those old photos and papers! If you have items related to York Springs history, contact us to see if your donation can help enhance our Archives. Contact our Archivist at
Dec 25 2014

Christmas Ornament

Our new ornaments are here! Silver with a maroon imprint, these keepsakes are great for Christmas giving. Ornaments are $7.00 each, which includes the tax.

They will be available when the Museum is open, on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, and at our regularly scheduled meetings.


Dec 07 2014

Julekort, 1880


Stop by the Museum on December 7th for our Christmas Open House / First Sunday Event.

We will be decorated for Christmas and stocked up with Christmas Cookies and other goodies. It's a great time to do some Christmas shopping, too. Buy an ornament or two, snag your own copy of "Sunset Memories" and there's much more for giving any time of the year.


Nov 17 2014

The Museum's new Education Exhibit debuted during our November meeting. Stop in for an a interesting look at educating the area's children in days gone by.

rock chapel school 1908 web


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Museum & Archives Hours

Our Museum is open the 1st Sunday of the month from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Archives are open for research each Wednesday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Sunset Memories is Available!

sunset-memories-webSunset Memories is back in print! This fascinating book is "a restrospective of a life lived during the last Seventy-five years of the Nineteenth Century, 1831-1901." You won't find a more detailed first-hand account of local history than this one written by Rev. Leonard Marsden Gardner.

Get your copy at the Museum or order a copy by emailing Cost is $23.00 (tax included). Shipping will be added to mail orders. Makes a great Christmas gift, too!

Brochures & News

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About Our Historical Society

Ye Olde Sulphur Spa Historical Society works to encourage the study of the historical and cultural aspects of both York Springs and Adams County, Pennsylvania and to collect and preserve existing records and artifacts.

Our Historical Society is named for the famous York Sulphur Springs, which enjoyed a good reputation among the residents of Baltimore and Philadelphia during the 1800’s for its health-restoring properties. The York Sulphur Springs was the first summer resort in Adams County, and remained popular until the advent of the railroad made the Atlantic Beach resorts more attractive destinations. Daily stages ran from both Baltimore and Philadelphia to York Springs.

YOSSHS Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (except for July, August, December, & January) at the Society's Headquarters at 408 Main Street, York Springs. Our building is handicapped-accessible and there is ample parking behind the building. Entrance is at the rear from the upper level.

We have a diverse membership, which includes long-time residents as well as newcomers to our community who are interested in local history and its preservation.

We invite you to visit one of our meetings to learn about our society and the history of both York Springs and Adams County. We hope you will find our gatherings interesting and we welcome your membership!