VISIT US AT MUSEUM OF WESTERN YORK COUNTY
PRESERVING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE
Saturday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday: By Appointment
Monday thru Friday: By Appointment
Dedicated to military veterans of Western York County who served their nation in time of war.
The centerpiece of this exhibit is the 1900 military escort wagon built under federal contract in St. Charles, Missouri. The covered wagon is unusual in that most of its hardware remains intact, making it one of approximately 20 in the nation.
This gallery, partially funded by Mr. Bill Stroud, the adopted son of W. B. Wilkerson Jr., is devoted to the agricultural history of Western York County.
Here you will see many small farm implements, tools, plows and a replica of a sorghum syrup mill. Seniors who grew up on a farm are in store for many warm recollections, and amazement waits for the younger set.
You will enter the museum in the spacious "Documents Gallery" that derives its name from the twenty-three large facsimiles of documents that line the walls of the gallery.
Among these documents are the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, all which made the United States of America a nation.
This library is named honor of Mr. Carl Hope, a local researcher and supporter of the museum and in memory of Elmer O. Parker, researcher.
The hand-crafted shelving, by a local artisan, archives a collection of books by American authors, local, county and state histories, as well as, family and church histories. The peaceful elegance of the library lends itself easily for afternoon teas, receptions and parties.
3716 Woodlawn Street
Sharon, South Carolina