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Heart and Soul Heritage Day
September 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
“We got to teach that history. We got to let folks know where you really come from and why it’s so important.” –Volunteer at Neighbors Helping Neighbors Clean up, April 16, 2016
For one day we will highlight what the community told us through their stories. Locations across the Greater Carlisle Area will be open to the public for one day. Stories collected throughout the year will be highlighted to show what’s important to our community and how we can protect the future. There will be organized talks and tours on history and preservation, as well as self-guided walking and cycling tours. Come out and learn what our community values and discuss ways we can protect what’s important to us.
Tours on the day will be a mixture of self-guided and organized tours/talks. If you would like to attend an organized you must sign up in advance and on the day bring along a signed liability waiver. Links for both of these are below:
Schedule for the Day
9.00 – Organized Cumberland Valley Rails to Trails bike ride
Shippensburg to Newville and back
Total number of participates is 18
You must be able to cycle to and from Shippensburg
This event is limited to individuals 14 and up. You will meet at the Newville
10.00 – Organized hike of the Mount Holly Marsh Preserve
Come out and learn about the history and natural beauty of the Preserve.
The guide will discuss the history of the site from a recreational park to the preserve it is today.
This event is limited to 15 people.
1.00 – Organized walk of Allen Road stretch of the Cumberland Valley Rails to Trails
Come out and learn about the newest section of the Cumberland Valley Rails to Trails in Greater Carlisle. Learn about the history of the railroad and what the future holds for the rail trail.
Total number of participates is 15.
3.00 – Preservation and history talk, African American Episcopal Methodist Zion Church, Mount Holly Springs
Come out and learn about the importance of preserving the heritage of Greater Carlisle. We’ll discuss the history and importance of the AME Zion church in Mount Holly
Limited to 14 people.
There is no access to the church by car. You must sign up and take the bus at the Cumberland County Historical Society to the site.
Cycle or driving Underground Railroad and Civil War tour of Greater Carlisle
This tour begins at Lincoln Cemetery (Memorial Park) in Carlisle and ends in Boiling Springs. It takes you to just a few of the major sites in Greater Carlisle connected to the Underground Railroad and Civil War. You will learn about the African American cemetery in Carlisle and Mount Holly Springs, visit the graves of Civil War soldiers at the Mount Holly Cemetery and follow the path of freedom seekers in Boiling Springs. Brochures for this tour can be picked up at the History on High Shop on High Street and at the Cumberland County Historical Society in Carlisle.
Mount Holly Marsh Preserve
Brochures for the Marsh Preserve can be found at the Cumberland County Visitor Center’s stop at History on High.
Underground Railroad tour of Boiling Springs
There is a specific Underground Railroad tour of Boiling Springs if you would like to learn more about the history of Boiling Springs. The brochures for this tour can be found at the Cumberland County Visitor Center’s stop at History on High.