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August 2017

Carlisle Men in the Glory Regiment

August 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

A slide-illustrated presentation by Ted Bainbridge and Janet Bell. Twenty Carlisle men enlisted in the Black infantry regiment made famous in the movie Glory. Learn about society's attitudes toward black soldiers at that time, why the regiment was formed, and what the unit did in the Civil War. Hear about our men's backgrounds, war experiences, lives after the war, and their families and descendants. Janet Bell is a lifelong resident of Carlisle, descended from one of our twenty soldiers, and married to…

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McLain Festival Pre-Event Reception

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark your calendars for a festive evening featuring food from local restaurants and caterers, kilts, libations, and hospitality at the Two Mile House, 1189 Walnut Bottom RD. Tickets $50/person. Reservations and payment required by calling 717-249-7610 or online at the CCHS Online Store. A Cocktail Party invitation will be included in this year’s Annual Report.

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Heritage Festival Week

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - September 9 @ 11:30 am

Following the success of our first Heritage Day on September 10, 2016, Heart & Soul is partnering with Cumberland County Historical Society and Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau to bring the community our first annual Heritage Festival Weekend.  Heart & Soul will focus on the Greater Carlisle region, and we will use these days to share and highlight areas of cultural significance provided by the community.  Tours, walks, talks and activities will be included, with many of the events free of…

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September 2017

23rd Annual McLain Celtic Festival

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
McClain Festival Poster

Join us for a day of music, dancing, Highland athletics, and fun for the entire family. Many vendors selling Irish and Scottish goods will be on hand. Tickets - $10/children under 10 free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at CCHS, 21 N Pitt ST; HOH-The Shop, 33 W High ST; or online via the CCHS Online Store.   Festival Entertainment 2017   Music Tent Rizetta’s Tones 10:15 – 12:00 The Knotwork Band 12:15 – 1:00 Across the pond 1:15 –…

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Captivity: Fall History Series

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

September 11 – Captivity: Patterns developed in the encounters, clashes, and mergers of the European settlers of Cumberland Valley and the Natives of the region.  Well-known and obscure captivities will be investigated for their stories, meanings, and legacies. Cumberland County was founded in a violent game of empires.  The Europeans that settled the county learned hard lessons from wars and revolutions, lessons that shaped county history for over a century.  In a series of four presentations Jeff Wood will tell…

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