Sunday, April 14, 2013

Camp Security Fundraiser

From 1781 through the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, Camp Security housed British and other prisoners of war.  On April 20, 2013, the Friends of Camp Security are raising funds to preserve the remarkable historic site. 

Christina Kauffman reports for The York Dispatch that the April 20 fundraiser will display a sample of the more than 10,000 artifacts recovered in a 1979 archaeological dig at the Camp Security site.  The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will loan the sample of artifacts for the event. 

If you are in York, Pennsylvania between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, please consider visiting the York County Heritage Trust’s Museum and Library at 250 East Market Street. 

For more information on Camp Security, please consult the article by Mark Scolforo of the Associated Press, “Pa. Field Holds Secrets of 1780s British POW camp,” Yahoo! News, April 6, 2013 http://news.yahoo.com/pa-field-holds-secrets-1780s-british-pow-camp-152915701.html (accessed April 14, 2013)
The Friends of Camp Security have a web site as well as a Facebook page.  Thank you for your interest.  
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