Our history

About Ye Olde Sulphur Spa Historical Society

Founded in 1970, Ye Olde Sulphur Spa Historical Society works to encourage the study of the historical and cultural aspects of Northeastern Adams County, including York Springs and the townships of Huntington, Latimore, and Tyrone and to collect and preserve existing records and artifacts.

We are 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 stagecoaches ran from both Baltimore and Philadelphia to York Springs.

We have a diverse membership, which includes both long-time residents and newcomers to our community. We invite you to join us at one of our meetings to learn about our Society and the history of York Springs and the surrounding area.

We're on social media and enjoy connecting with the community, especially through Wednesday Wanderings which is a popular weekly feature on our facebook page. Individual, Family, Student and Lifetime Memberships are available and we offer Corporate Sponsorships in order to partner with local businesses. Our members receive a quarterly  newsletter. 

Our Society meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at our headquarters, located at 408 Main Street, York Springs. We enjoy a family picnic in June . No meetings are held in July, August, December, or January. Our facility is comfortable and handicapped-accessible, with plenty of parking at the main entrance. You’re invited to join us!

In addition to the main meeting room, our headquarters houses our Archives & Museum. Permanent and changing exhibits  make it possible to share the history of York Springs and Northeast Adams County with the surrounding communities.

 


Historical Museum

Our museum's permanent and changing exhibits showcase the history of York Springs & Northeastern Adams County.

Growing Archives

Researchers can take advantage of our Archives full of artifacts, photos, and historical documents each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Monthly Gatherings

We gather at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month, 8 months out of the year, to enjoy a history-themed program and each other's company.

Wednesday Wanderings

This popular weekly feature appears each Wednesday on our facebook page

Quarterly Newsletter

Members enjoy a quarterly newsletter filled with the latest happenings.

Follow Us

Not on facebook? You can follow us on Twitter @yosshs1


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