CCHS cares for over 10,000 museum objects, 750,000 photographic images, and hundreds of manuscript collections. Begin your search here.start searching
With over 5000 square feet of exhibit installation space, including two temporary exhibit galleries, explorers can count on experiencing Cumberland County history from its first inhabitants to the present day.explore history
We thrive because of our membership. Please join our active community of engaged Cumberland County history advocates.join today
The Cumberland County Historical Society, founded in 1874,
is dedicated to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the rich history
of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
From home school opportunities to summer camps, we make history fun, compelling and useful.
During open hours we always have staff on-hand whether you are researching family history, properties, military history, material culture or architecture.
Our museum and exhibits are free and always will be!
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