STWG - Our History
The Susquehanna Trail Woodworkers Guild was formed in April 2004. The first official meeting was called to order by our founder, Ray Parsons. Woodworkers were rounded up with the hope of building a strong organization.
Those first meetings were held at the Adams Electric Cooperative Building on Trinity Road in York. In May of 2005, the meeting location was changed to York County Heritage Trust's Agricultural & Industrial Museum, located in York. In January of 2015 the meeting location was moved to the York Town Craft Guild's building, at 639 N Franklin Street in York, PA. In June of 2021 we moved our meeting location to Faith United Church, at 509 Pacific Avenue.
The first newsletter was published in September of 2004 by Mike Galloway. In July of 2005 we hosted a Woodworking Show at the Trust's Historical Society, that allowed members to showcase some of their creativity. It gave us an opportunity to show, not only to our members, but also to the public, the craftsmanship of our members.
The Guild is a locally grown organization. We're not part of a larger entity. We've decided who we are, where we're headed, and what we want to accomplish.