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2016 Annual Dinner and Meeting

October 25, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Cumberland County Historical Society for its Annual Dinner and Meeting at the Carlisle Country Club. Reception at 6:15 p.m.  with Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Reserve your seat by October 19 online or by calling Lynda Mann at 717-249-7610 by October 20.

$50 Per Person; cash bar


(Salad) Baby Frisee & Tomato Salad with Crisp Potato, Goat Cheese and Roasted Garlic Croquettes with Truffled Sherry Vinaigrette

(Entree) Balsamic Roasted Airline Breast of Chicken with Capers and Caramelized Lemon Sauce over Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Three Onion and Herb Melange

(Dessert) Warm Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Tart with Ginger Ice Cream

Presentation of the Volunteer and the Historian of the Year Awards

Special Guest Speaker, Cooper Wingert “Slavery and the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania”

Cooper Wingert

Cover of Slavery and the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania

Much like the rest of the nation, South Central Pennsylvania struggled with slavery. The institution lingered locally for more than fifty years, although it was virtually extinct everywhere else within Pennsylvania.  Gradually, antislavery views prevailed.  The Appalachian Mountains and the Susquehanna River provided natural cover for fleeing slaves, causing an influx of travel along the Underground Railroad.  Locals like William Wright and James McAllister assisted these runaways while publicly advocating to abolish slavery.  Historian Cooper Wingert reveals the struggles between slavery and abolition in South Central Pennsylvania.

For the Annual Dinner and Meeting purchase a signed copy of “Slavery and the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania” for $17.60 (15% off) during registration.


October 25, 2016
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm


Lynda Mann


The Carlisle Country Club
1242 Harrisburg Pike
Carlisle, PA 17013 United States
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