6 More Reasons to Love York County

Discover the thriving arts and culture scene in York, Pennsylvania. Visiting local art exhibits and historical museums are the perfect way to spend your weekend this winter. Whether you prefer paint, glasswork, photography, multi-media, heritage, or history York city has an exhibit for you.

 

Art:

The York Arts Association was founded over a century ago in 1905 by a group of local artists to inspire the creation of visual arts and appreciation of its unique beauty. Community members and visitors alike are encouraged to visit the newly renovated facility to view exhibits that rotate monthly.

 

Antiquita Glassworks uses recycled or found glass to create hot fusion art glasswork. They specialize in creating a variety of pieces ranging from jewelry, to home accents, to sculptures. Visit their local shop on your next outing.

 

The Parliament, a unique nonprofit community arts collective, is a core cultural staple in the Royal Square neighborhood of York. The collective features local emerging multimedia artists and features new exhibits each month.

 

Marketview Arts is a 2.9 million dollar creative space in the center of Downtown’s Cultural District. This cultural anchor hosts four levels of dynamic art featuring local artist studios on the lower level, The Pennsylvania Arts Experience Exhibition Gallery on the first floor, York College working studios on the second floor, and Gallery Hall, a multi-purpose event space on the third floor.

Museums:

The heart of Central Pennsylvania’s economy is centered on agriculture and industry. Discover how our ancestors navigated these industries at theAgricultural and Industrial Museum. Observe centuries old agricultural artifacts that were produced and used in York County. Tour a three-story gristmill and a 1937 Aeronca K airplane.

 

Visit the Fire Museum located in the historic Royal Fire House. Travel through time over the past 200 years of firefighting in York County. Exhibits include vintage fire trucks, horse drawn fire carriages, photographs, and firefighter uniforms.

 

The Weightlifting Hall of Fame is uniquely located in York County. Learn about the evolution of the strength sport history and its role in the Olympic Games. Exhibits are dated from the early 19th century to today’s weightlifting and bodybuilding.

 

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