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Help Us Build The Edgy Inventory

Our Goal: TO collect 277 historically edgy stories by the end of the year.  

 Artists like the REnedgade Collective, shown performing during First Friday, are definitely Edgy. Do you know any others?

Artists like the REnedgade Collective, shown performing during First Friday, are definitely Edgy. Do you know any others?

 Buildings, like the Beautiful York Water Company, can can be historically Edgy! Do you have a favorite Building downtown? Share it with us!

Buildings, like the Beautiful York Water Company, can can be historically Edgy! Do you have a favorite Building downtown? Share it with us!

While some cities are held back by their history, Downtown York enthusiastically brings history to life with a defining modern edge. This yesterday-meets-tomorrow city is home to carefully preserved history buildings, creative thinkers and fearless entrepreneurs – and it’s been that way since York was established in the 1741.

After 277 years of revolution and evolution, we know Downtown York has some stories worth sharing with the world.

You can help us do that. We’re collecting stories of the people, places and things that have embodied Downtown York’s historically edgy personality over nearly three centuries. We’ll compile them into The Edgy Inventory and use them to tell Downtown York’s distinct story.

Our goal is to collect 277 individual stories of the historically edgy by the end of 2018. To participate, submit your story in the form below.

Need some help to start brainstorming? Here are a few helpful prompts:

  • What makes Downtown York historically edgy?

  • Where do history and innovation connect in Downtown York?

  • What are the historical firsts? It could be something that happened 100 years ago or just last week.

  • What represents Downtown York’s heritage of being on the cutting edge, of taking risks and of changing things for the better?

  • What individuals represent history or edginess?

  • What company has started an exciting new endeavor? What is it?

  • What groups of people have historically made newcomers feel welcome in Downtown York?

  • Are there any “Historically Edgy” traditions in Downtown York? These could be from a school, athletic team or other club.

  • How has Downtown York experienced new growth or made improvements historically, politically, culturally, technically and even spiritually?

  • Have you had a recent personal experience? Started a new career, picked up an interesting hobby or quit smoking? While small, these stories represent Downtown York at its most grassroots, and we want to hear them!

Submit Your Historically Edgy Story

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