- A Q&A on York’s role in the Revolutionary War: Learn more about the part our area played in the founding of our country.
- Panels depict 15 portraits of York’s Revolutionary War past: The 150th anniversary celebration in 1927 of Continental Congress’ visit to York featured the commissioning of 15 paintings of noted Revolutionary War individuals.
- Anecdotes reveal adversity among those delegates who visited York County during the Revolutionary War: Historian Jim McClure describes some of the trials faced by the Continental Congress delegates.
- Conventional wisdom and unconventional explanations on noted Revolutionary War lore: York prides itself on its Revolutionary War past, but parts of such a grand tradition can take on lives of their own. This brief analysis by historian Jim McClure defines the modern common view of several such stories and seeks to place these stories in historical perspective.
- Key events in Continental Congress’ time in York County during the Revolutionary War: This timeline describes events in the area and in the soon-to-be-nation during the 1770s.
- A primer on the debate: Was York the first capital of the United States? Historian Jim McClure tackles the pros and cons of this oft-discussed story.
- Nine Months in York Town month by month: Originally developed as part of a school curriculum program, this collection of printable posters, available in PDF format, examines each of the “nine months” of the Revolutionary War in York County.
- The Pen is Mightier is a virtual museum exhibit that examines the writings of patriots in what was then York Town, a Pennsylvania frontier town, as the revolution’s leaders camped out for nine months in 1777-78.
- York County and the Revolution is a May 2007 special print section of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, produced in conjunction with the York Revolution baseball team’s debut, that shares the story behind the county’s role in the Revolutionary War.
- Nine Months in York Town by James McClure takes a look at events in York County during the Revolutionary War. It is available at Books A Million in Springettsbury Township. McClure earned a master’s degree in American Studies from Penn State Harrisburg. His research at Penn State focused on York County journalism history. He is also the author of Never to be Forgotten, East of Gettysburg and Almost Forgotten and is the editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News. He blogs daily on local history at York Town Square.
- Learn more about the Declaration of Independence via the National Archives.
- Learn more about the Articles of Confederation via the National Archives.