McCelvey Center Historical Marker Dedication


March 04, 2013

Media contact: Mary Lynn Norton



Yorkville Female Institute and York Graded School

State Historical Marker Dedication

Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 11am


York, SC – The Yorkville Historical Society and the Culture & Heritage Museums will commemorate the history of the Yorkville Female Institute and the York Graded School at a public ceremony on Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 am at the McCelvey Center, 212 East Jefferson Street in York.  Former McCelvey students, staff, volunteers and supporters are encouraged to attend.  Guest speakers will be Mayor of York, Eddie Lee; former Congressman, John Spratt; former principal, Bill Plaxco and former York High band director and first director of McCelvey Center; John Bostic.  Special music will be provided by York Comprehensive High School wind ensemble and concert choir.  Following the unveiling of the marker, visitors can enjoy refreshments and historical exhibits.  A commemorative booklet will distributed at the ceremony.

The State Historical Marker is presented by the Yorkville Historical Society and the Culture & Heritage Museums.  The event is sponsored by Rock Hill Coca Cola Bottling Company, Stacy’s Greenhouse and Garden Center and York School District 1. 

For more information, call the Historical Center of York County at 803.684.3948, ext2.