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The York County History Center's "Travel to the Past to Power Our Future" event on Saturday could cause problems for those driving near the Codorus Creek. 

York City Police will close the first block of North Pershing Avenue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the center to host the event at its Colonial Complex, according to a news release.

Parking will also be restricted on the block for the duration of the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More: Travel through York's long history at Saturday event

The history center is launching the public phase of its $20 million fundraising campaign. Officials want to downsize the center's properties and holdings into a centralized campus near the Codorus Creek and West Philadelphia Street, using the former Met-Ed Steam Generating Plant.

More: History Center raising millions for downtown campus

Expecting a large crowd for the launch event, police are asking drivers in the area to be alert for pedestrians. 

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