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March 2017

Trends and Thread: Women, Family and Society in 19th Century Samplers Exhibit Opening

March 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening reception for Trends and Thread: Women, Family and Society in 19th Century Samplers. Reception will include finger foods catered by the Whiskey Rebellion as well as wine and beer. RSVP below or at 717-249-7610 by March 22, 2017.

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April 2017

Carlisle Indian Industrial School Virtual Tour

April 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Barbara Landis will give a PowerPoint presentation of a virtual tour of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. This tour is designed to prepare visitors for self-guided tours of the old school grounds. The school closed in 1918 however; many of the actual buildings are still standing and are registered as a National Historic Landmark.

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Costumes, Carriages and Everything in Between: A Selection of Textile Conservation Treatments

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Textile Conservator Carol Reed will discuss various treatments she has done in the past 20 years. She will explain how each treatment requires an individual approach and poses its own set of problems. Treatments to be discussed include objects from the Historical Society’s Collection, replacing areas of loss, carriage upholstery and more.

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May 2017

Bus Trip AME Zion Church in Mount Holly Springs

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Inside the Church

In the Spring of 2016, Greater Carlisle Heart & Soul collected stories from members of the Greater Carlisle community to understand what we value and would hate to lose in our community. From Mount Holly Springs we learned of an historical gem, forgotten by time but not by members of the surrounding community. The Mt. Tabor African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was established c.1870 and served the African American community for 100 years, and the cemetery holds the remains of…

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June 2017

CCHS Block Party

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join CCHS for our annual block party in conjunction with the G.C.P. Heart & Soul initiative; an evening of living history.

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