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February 2018

Carlisle Indian School Outings in Wellsville, PA – Wednesday in Winter

February 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by Barb Landis and Merri Lou Schaumann Between 1890 and 1907 35 Carlisle Indian School girls lived on “Outing” with seven families in the village of Wellsville, York County, PA.  Who were these girls and who were the families with whom they lived and worked?  Merri Lou Schaumann and Barbara Landis will attempt to answer these questions.

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British History Discussion Group

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Religion & government: Charles I and the road to Civil War Participants will read pre-assigned sources, including primary sources from the 17th century. We will discuss the readings and how they fit into the historical period under guidance of Dr. Lindsay Varner. This group is open to anyone interested in British History. No prior knowledge is necessary, and you are not required to attend all meetings. Please email lvarner@historicalsociety.com to sign up & receive the readings.

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Philadelphia’s Newest Gem: The Museum of the American Revolution – Wednesday in Winter

February 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by Matthew Skic On April 19, 2017, the Museum of the American Revolution opened with great fanfare in the heart of historic Philadelphia.  Assistant Curator Matthew Skic will discuss the history of the project to create this new institution and present highlights from the Museum’s main exhibit and collection, including General George Washington’s war tent.

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March 2018

Highlights of the Jim Bradley Photograph Collection – Wednesday in Winter

March 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Richard Tritt, CCHS Photo Curator, will present a visual overview of the recently accessioned Jim Bradley Photo Collection.  This lifetime collection is divided into four parts: (1)railroads, (2) Cumberland and surrounding counties, (3) Bradley and related families, and (4) miscellaneous subjects.  Come and enjoy the unique and artistic images of this talented photographer.

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Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania – Wednesday in Winter

March 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by Greg Huber This presentation is on barns located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, or, specifically, “the hearth,” the area east of the Susquehanna River and south of the Blue Mountains.  Greg will discuss primary factors that have determined the fundamental structures and appearances of the six great barn classifications, including forest resources.  Other featured topics are architectural aspects and regionalisms, dates of construction, survival of 18th-century examples, mysterious decorations, and barn preservation.

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