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NYCHAPS  Pennsylvania's Northern York County Historical & Preservation Society. We operate Historic #DillsTavern & Maple Shade Barn.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Northern York County Historical & Preservation Society!
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If you’re looking for a perfect gift idea for yourself or your sweetheart, NYCHAPS is putting on our annual Big Band Valentines Dance this Saturday at the American Legion in Dillsburg. #Dance the night away with live music from the Will Fisher Orchestra. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15 for singles and $25 for couples. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Ticket link in bio ☝️
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Image courtesy of NYCHAPS archives.

In 1780, Pennsylvania was the first state to introduce anti-slavery laws. Although most of the northern states enacted similar laws in the late 18th century, southern politicians used the Constitution’s “Fugitive Slave Clause” (Article 4, Section 2, Clause 3) to pass the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. The Constitutions states that, “no person held to service or labor” would be released from bondage in the event they escaped to a free state making it illegal for any citizen to harbor escaped slaves.

Often times it is assumed that because we are situated in the north our communities were on the right side of history. As easy as that narrative is to teach, it is not always the case. In fact, James Dill, son of Dillsburg’s founder Matthew Dill, is listed as owning three slaves in a tax record from 1781-83.

The letter above is addressed to Dr. George Shearer who practiced medicine in Dillsburg from 1825-1878. It’s advertising a reward of $100 for the return of Harriet Thompson who is believed to have escaped north with another woman. Harriet Thompson’s fate is unknown and her story was almost forgotten from our records. Our mission is “to inspire by connecting the lessons of the past to the challenges of today”. By listening and learning from forgotten and marginalized voices we can better our understanding of who we are as a community.

#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory #Emancipation #Slavery #Dillsburg #DillsTavern

#FBF to @seasonsfamilyband exactly one year ago at #DillsTavern! They return to First Friday TONIGHT at 7pm. It might be cold out there, but it's warm inside the tavern 🔥 Cozy up with us 18th-century style beside the fire.
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"We went to the Blacksmithing class led by Jason and can honestly say it was one of the best experiences we’ve ever had. Jason was a great teacher and extremely knowledgeable (and patient), and we left feeling like we had tapped into something really special. While there we met quite a few folks that all work together [at Dill's Tavern] and it was like walking into a family you didn’t know you had, who also happen to have the resources and knowledge to teach you a ton of cool stuff. We loved it here. Thank you for all that you do." -Crystal Rice @crice77
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1919 vs. 2019 #glowup

Most of you are posting your #10yearchallenge but how many of you are brave enough to try the #100yearchallenge ?

#Dillsburg #DillsTavern #NorthernYorkCounty #YorkCounty #VisitDillsburg #VisitPA #history #alltheangles #tenyearchallenge

Let's celebrate the new year tonight — it's First Friday! 🎶 Spend a candle-lit evening at Dill’s Tavern enjoying our historical ambiance with live music in the ballroom by Kent Courtney from 7 to 10pm. Refreshments and merriment included with the $10 cover 🕯️
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BYOB 21+ .
Photo by Tom Huntington. .
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Happy New Year, Pennsylvania! Join us for the premier First Friday of 2019 this weekend with live music in the Dill's Tavern ballroom by Kent Courtney.
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View all upcoming events: LINK IN BIO.
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#DillsChristkindlmarkt is open 6-9pm tonight and Saturday 10am-6pm 🎁 Come out to support our local artists and score tasty treats! 🍪☕ .
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📸: @littlesunshinebakery .
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Tonight is #DillsChristkindlmarkt! Doors open at 6pm. @socandleco will be set up outside with a selection of locally-sourced soy candles and melts, body scrubs, beard oils, balms, and a small line of handmade soaps. Smoky Oak hand pours its scented candles and artisan soaps in small batches, ensuring the highest level of quality possible with each batch.

Come out to support our local artisans!

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#JohnsPotteryShop, based in Enola, PA, will be at #DillsChristkindlmarkt this weekend selling hand-thrown mugs, bowls, teapots, honey pots, piggy banks, casseroles, ornaments, and more!

Check back all week to meet more #DillsChristkindlmarkt vendors.

This is a rain or shine event!

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@stonehousehistory will be bringing Viking Age spoons and historically accurate woven ribbon, scarves, and runners to Christkindlmarkt at Dill’s Tavern this Friday and Saturday.

Owners Jay and Leigh Ann work with green wood to make reproduction spoons based on those from the Viking Age through the 1700s, carving them using only hand tools appropriate to the era.

They also weave tape (woven ribbon) on reproduction tape looms. The tape can be used for many things including trims and garters for stockings.
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