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CCHS cares for over 10,000 museum objects, 3,000,000 photographic images, and hundreds of manuscript collections. Begin your search here with some of our highlighted collections.start searching
We thrive because of our membership, volunteers and supporters. Please join our active community of engaged Cumberland County history advocates.join today
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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.
A picture might be worth a 1000 words but if you know the names of the people in the image the story becomes far more interesting. Help CCHS provide researchers names, dates, and locations to some its images.
During open hours we always have staff on-hand whether you are researching family history, properties, military history, material culture or architecture.
Check out the latest news and reflections from CCHS from updates on upcoming projects, insights from staff members, the newest Windows to History, and more.
CCHS has a wide range of volunteer and internship opportunities available. From working with visitors to historic collections to digital media there is something to interest anyone.
The historic Two Mile House, Cumberland Room and Todd Hall are now available for rent. Available for weddings, baby showers, or even a place for lectures. We have a wide range of venues available.
CCHS’ award winning gift shop History On High The Shop