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Hard Bargains 1777 – a dynamic mix of art and history – is a permanent outdoor public art installation that uses contemporary sculpture to interpret historical events unique to York.


With local and national importance, the work will further York’s brand as a significant cultural and historical destination. It commemorates the work of the Second Continental Congress in York, PA, in the fall of 1777.


It was in York, and only in York, that the Articles of Confederation were adopted, thus bringing 13 combative colonies into agreements essential to win support for the Revolutionary War. Marking this first step toward a U.S. Constitution and American democracy.

Hard Bargains will be a stunning centerpiece of the creekside Codorus Corridor area and of the York County History Center campus

Amazingly,  after negotiations in York, PA

in the fall of 1777...Congress agreed to agree:

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