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 24 2014
1870 ChristmasTree byEhninger HarpersBazaar


December is a great time to stop by the Archives & Museum at Ye Olde Sulphur Spa Historical Society!

Join us for our Christmas Open House on December 7th and do some Christmas Shopping or stop by the Archives to work on your research on December 3rd, 10th or 17th.

The Archives and Museum will be closed beginning December 24th and will re-open for the New Year on January 7, 2015. We look forward to seeing you!

Nov 17 2014

Education Exhibit 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.

The band uniforms at left are featured in the collection and highlight just one of the many extra-curricular activities that local students have participated in over the years. Items on display range from the early one-room schoolhouse days to items from Bermudian Springs School District's "new" high school and middle school dedication.

Come see if you can find yourself or your friends & family among the memorabilia!



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.

~Museum & Archives will close for the holidays 12/24/2014 to 1/7/2015~

Sunset Memories is Available!

sunset-memories-giftSunset 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!