P.O. Box 340, Dillsburg, PA 17019 717.502.1440

Covid-19 Update

The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors are paramount at the Northern York County Historical And Preservation Society. Our understanding of Covid-19 or Coronavirus is based upon information from the CDC and PA Department of… Read More

An American Dream, the Dills Tavern And Plantation

Matthew Dill’s American dream began over 275 years ago on the new frontier west of the Susquehanna River. Records show that William Penn’s sons, Thomas and Richard, Governors of the Province of Pennsylvania, granted to Dill a tract… Read More

Newsletter: August 2017

This summer, NYCHAPS hosted an in-service day for teachers from the Northern York County School District. The visit was part of a continuing community outreach between the two groups. Representatives from NYCHAPS have been working with school district administration to provide resources that will supplement the history curriculum and enrich learning for students in our community.

7th Annual Balderdash Brewfest

Soak in the history of distilling with local folks who make their own beer, wine, and spirits at Balderdash Brewfest Saturday, September 9th, 2017, from noon to 5 p.m.

Fiber Arts at Maple Shade:
Quilting Sundays

Celebrate Pennsylvania’s rich tradition of quilting at Maple Shade Barn every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Newsletter: June 2017

NYCHAPS continues to be busy through August and September with WWII Day, Big Band Dance, Balderdash, and Ag Day. Keep your events card at hand or keep checking our website to be in the know.

Agriculture Day at Dill’s Tavern

Jump into harvest season at Dill’s Tavern with Agriculture Day, a free, family-friendly event on Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

Newsletter: April 2017

New and continuing projects include a proposed addition to the Dill’s barn that will contain our archaeological relics display, a proposed land development plan for the new plantation property, a strengthened commitment to the Dillsburg Farmer’s Market, development of the proposed access to the property from Route 15, and a number of new events at both Maple Shade Barn and the Dill’s Tavern.

Music in the Ballroom

October air calls for music and celebration in the Dill’s Tavern Ballroom with world-renowned jazz ensemble MuZette, which will perform an exclusive “Welcome to Fall” concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 22nd.

Newsletter: January 2017

Looking back over 2016, there are many things I am grateful for. We continued offering great events and hands-on educational experiences for school children, all while expanding our events calendar to feature new favorites like Oysterfest and the Honey & the Hog Festival. I am very fortunate to have such a dedicated group of volunteers to call on for any number things. Your commitment to this organization not only fuels my passion, and is infectious to newcomers visiting our properties for the first time.