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October 2017

2017 Annual Dinner and Meeting

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Allenberry Resort 6:15 PM Reception / 7 PM Dinner / Cost $50 per person Contact Lynda Mann at 717-249-7610 to register. Self-Assigned Seating Awards Presented to the following Recipients: Distinguished Service Award: Chuck Bassett Nead Miller Historian of the Year Award Daniel Heisey Leadership in History Award Jim & Mary Bradley Special Guest Speaker: John Maietta Presenting World War I's Home Town Boys

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Remembering Emmett Till with The Nation Magazine’s Dan Wakefield

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Best selling author and journalist, Dan Wakefield, will lead a discussion about race and justice at Todd Hall, 21 North Pitt Street in Carlisle. Wakefield - a 23 year old cub reporter for the Nation Magazine - covered the 1955 murder trial of Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam. Two white men charged with brutally killing 14 year old Emmett Till, wrapping barbed wire around his throat, fastening him to a cotton gin fan and throwing him into the Tallahatchie…

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Charcoal Hearths, Collier Huts, and Haul Roads: Traces of the Iron Industry across South Mountain presented by Andre Weltman

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Andre Weltman, chairman of the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park, will discuss the connection between the 19th century charcoal iron industry and today’s South Mountain landscape.  Modern trails and campsites often overlap with still-visible remnants of an important part of iron making: transforming the forests into charcoal fuel for the region’s iron furnaces.

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November 2017

Alexander Logan, Early Settler presented by Linda Gilmore

November 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Travel back in time to the mid-1700s and discover the story of Alexander Logan, Cumberland Valley and Sherman’s Valley settler.  Linda Martin Gilmore will describe Logan’s 1763 skirmish with the Indians in Sherman’s Valley and the role played by the Carlisle sheriff and his party of men, found in her book Peril and Perseverance in the Pennsylvania Backcountry: Sherman’s Valley, Tuscarora Valley & the Mouth of the Juniata.

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Lafayette at CCHS

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Historic Carlisle Inc has once again partnered with CCHS to present an evening with Marquis de Lafayette portrayed by Ben Goldman from The American Historical Theatre in Philadelphia. He will be in Todd Hall on November 10th at 7:00 PM.  The event is free to the public, although donations are accepted. A wine and cheese reception will follow the presentation.

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