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Articles of Confederation Day

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York PA

Nov 18 2023
Articles of Confederation Day

Discover how the Thirteen Colonies became the United States of America, and learn about the document that developed the nation’s first form

Adults and families can participate in hands-on activities and enjoy the company of 18th Century interpreters that help us understand the importance of the Articles in American history and learn about York’s Revolutionary past!

Throughout the Day

An original copy of Articles of Confederation will be on display until 1:30 PM
Learn about the life of a Revolutionary Soldier
.918 Club Printing Press demonstrations
Engage with Benjamin Franklin
Meet Private Edward “Ned” Hector, most noted for his heroism at the Battle of Brandywine, and stands as exemplary amongst Free Black Men who fought for American Independence.
Colonial Games
Test your knowledge with our Colonial History Timeline
Activities that explain Articles 1-3 of the Articles of Confederation
And more!


Timed Events

Revolutionary Children’s Storytime- 10:30 am & 12:30 pm
Revolutionary War walking tour- 11 am
George Washington’s Life Prior to the Revolution- 11:00 am
Performance by the Central York Middle School Fife and Drum Corps- 12 pm
Firing Demonstrations from the Chesapeake Independent Blues – 12:30 pm
George Washington speaks on the Articles of Confederation- 1:00 pm
Distaff play presented by the York County Bar Association and York County Bar Foundation- 2pm



Free event, walk ups welcome!

Email: csmith@yorkhistorycenter.org


Colonial Complex

157 West Market Street, York, PA 17401

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