Historic Yellow Springs

Welcome to Historic Yellow Springs

The mission of Historic Yellow Springs, Inc. is to share, preserve and celebrate the unique living village of Yellow Springs. With the focus on history, art, education and the environment, Historic Yellow Springs enriches the lives of all who come here. Historic Yellow Springs is home to Chester Springs Studio, a vibrant arts center that hosts classes, workshops and exhibitions in the visual arts.

We are all thrilled to be able to return to a greater sense of normalcy within the village. Now that many of the restrictions have been lifted and or lessened, we will be getting back to normal capacity for many of our events, classes and activities. There are still guidelines that have been issued from the CDC and precautions to be mindful of when you are attending functions with others. Many of our volunteers and guests are in the high-risk category and everyone’s safety is our utmost concern. Pennsylvania government has made the announcement that they will be following the guidance that FULLY vaccinated people will no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance, except where required by local businesses, federal, state laws, rules and regulations. HYS values our volunteers and guests, and we are still requiring face masks be worn by individuals within HYS buildings and at activities. Depending upon your event or activity, variations may exist and you should speak to the HYS team member lead for that event for any specific guidance.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support!


We are at an exciting point in our organization and with your help we will be able to move forward to keep this village alive and allow us to preserve the impressive and unique history of Yellow Springs.

We are happy to be coming out of the pandemic and looking forward to making 2022, our 300th year anniversary a banner year. Although some of our happenings still had restrictions this year, we made the most of those events and programs. Some wonderful things came to fruition in 2021 and will remain as new additions going forward. Our 48th annual Yellow Springs Art Show saw the addition of “Art Around the Village”, an outdoor community event highlighting our beautiful grounds and showcasing 18 wonderful plein air artists stippled throughout the village that day. This event was so well received, that we plan on holding it again in 2022. We are also thrilled to have added online classes to our arts programming and we can now say that HYS classes have gone international as we welcomed our first student from Australia!

Historic Yellow Springs is a place like no other and it has so much to offer to so many. You are so important to all of us at Historic Yellow Springs and we would like to thank you for your endless efforts of support for the guardianship of this Village. We know that you cherish this beautiful place as much as we do, and we need you now to continue your support with a donation. Every donation truly has an enormous impact! We can’t do it without you, YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!

Executive Director, HYS

COVID Guidelines

Please follow COVID guidelines. The following links provide easy access to the most current information.

Historic Yellow Springs will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed if our plans change. If you are a Pennsylvania resident and are experiencing symptoms or believe you have been exposed to the virus, call 1-877-PA-HEALTH.

HYS Events

Join us for exciting events and exhibits at Historic Yellow Springs. We host events year round, including the Yellow Springs Art Show, Fine Arts and Crafts Show, HYS Members Show, Town Tours and Village Walks, Jazz at the Springs and HYS Holiday Stroll.

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Your donations support our historic village and educational programs dedicated to the arts, history and nature. Every dollar counts. Every gift matters. Help to preserve over 300 years of local history, rich artistic heritage and inspiring natural beauty.

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Classes & Workshops
Workshops & Classes

Create, discover and develop your skills in the fine arts, including painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and ceramics in the peaceful and scenic village of Historic Yellow Springs. Classes are offered for all ages and skill levels.

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The Washington
The Washington

The Washington is ready to host your special event. With over 2000 square feet in the main room, it can easily hold 150 seated guests and have plenty of room for dancing. Find out more about its history, beauty and elegance.

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Supporting Organizations

Historic Yellow Springs, Inc. is supported in part by the following organizations:

PA council on the arts
PA Historical and Museum Commission