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Roaring 20's Celebrated at York Historical Society Museum

Written by Cary Burkett, Arts & Culture Desk and WITF Host | Jan 9, 2014 10:56 AM

The York Historical Society Museum is part of the larger York County Heritage Trust which also manages the York Agricultural and Industrial Museum,  a Colonial complex of 18th century buildings ( including a tavern and a replica of the colonial courthouse), the Fire Museum, and Bonham House from the late 19th and early 20th-century, along with the York outdoor murals.

The museum is currently displaying a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, one of 48 such authorized copies created in 1864. This is alongside a series of exhibits brought together under the title The Fiery Trial: York County's Civil War Experience.

Not content with exhibits,  the museum wants to bring history to life with an event celebrating the roaring 20’s. “Tin-Pan Tuesday” will be a single evening ticketed event with hor d’ovres from the 20’s, beer and wine, and authentic music of the period provided by Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society.  There will also be a cash bar serving cocktails from Prohibition times, a bathtub full of gin, and the opportunity to learn some dances of the day, including the Charleston.

Mini-exhibits of 20’s-era artifacts from the museum’s collection will be on display, including some of the evening clothes worn by York families in the period.  

“Tin-Pan Tuesday” takes place on January 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the York Historical Society Museum at 250 E Market Street in York. Tickets are available online.

Below you can hear our feature on the museum exhibits and sample some of the music by Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society.


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