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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 info@yosshs.org

Sunset Memories is Now Available!

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 Sunset 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 info@yosshs.org. Cost is $23.00 (tax included). Shipping will be added to mail orders. Makes a great Christmas gift, too!

Contact YOSSHS

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PO Box 161 • York Springs, PA 17372

Museum & Headquarters:
408 Main Street • York Springs

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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.

Brochures & News

Download a brochure or the latest newsletter

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!