Articles of Confederation Day

By York County History Center November 9, 2022

Celebrate the adoption of the Articles of Confederation with us!  Adults and families can participate in hands-on activities and enjoy a live interpretation extravaganza that help us understand the importance of the Articles in American history and learn about York’s Revolutionary past!

Activities include: 

  • 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
  • Meet members of the Second Continental Congress
  • 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
  • Replicate an American Flag
  • Embark on a scavenger hunt
  • Tables of local community partners
  • And more!


Timed Events

  • Young George Washington and the Articles of Confederation – 10:30 am
  • Performance by the Central York Middle School Fife and Drum Corps- 12 pm
  • Firing Demonstrations from the Chesapeake Independent Blues – 12:30 pm
  • Revolutionary War walking tours in collaboration with St. John Episcopal Church- 11 am and 1 pm
  • Story Time- 12:45, and 1:45
  • Benjamin Franklin, and the importance of the Articles – 1:30 pm
  • Articles of Confederation play presented by the York County Bar Association and York County Bar Foundation- 2pm


Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Location:  Colonial Complex 157 West Market Street York, PA 17401

Parking available in surface lot via Philadelphia and Pershing Ave.