On November 29, 2022, we’ll unite for a worldwide celebration of generosity. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes.
For NYCHAPS, this means strengthening our community by cultivating an appreciation of the heritage of Northern York County through preservation, education, and living history, which comes at a cost.
Since the initial 2003 purchase of the property for $175,000, NYCHAPS has stewarded $1.5 million. From transforming the tavern to adding the free-standing squirrel tail oven and hearth, smokehouse, and woodshed to the property, NYCHAPS has made many investments in Dills Tavern and the surrounding grounds. Most recently, NYCHAPS purchased an additional 1.14 acres of adjoining commercial property, allowing construction of a parking lot which reduces on-street parking and provides handicapped accessibility for the Dillsburg Farmers Market and NYCHAPS events.
The vision of building The Eichelberger Distillery at Dills Tavern began over 15 years ago. NYCHAPS’ mission is to complete the stories of how two immigrant families met the demands of a quickly changing world. Over $550,000 has already been committed to the project. Our challenge is to raise an additional $500,000 by May of 2023. We expect to meet that challenge the same way they did – with grit, ingenuity, determination, and the active support of the community we serve. Help us tell this incredible story of freedom and the pursuit of a better life by donating today.
Facebook Live Stream Event – Want to know what was happening in Dillstown on November 29, 1800? Tune in at 7:30 PM to find out!
The first 10 people who stop in at the Dills Tavern on November 29th between 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM and donate to our cause of preserving history and bring the Eichelberger Distillery back to life will receive a free gift. There will be some libations and refreshments available, too.