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September 2017

Is Protest Treason: Fall History Series

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

September 25 – Is Protest Treason: The early National period in the Valley was contentious and dangerous.  How did the Valley fare in the new nation?  We examine patriotism and liberty after the Revolutionary War. Cumberland County was founded in a violent game of empires.  The Europeans that settled the county learned hard lessons from wars and revolutions, lessons that shaped county history for over a century.  In a series of four presentations Jeff Wood will tell the dramatic story…

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October 2017

The People and their Presidents: Fall History Series

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 2 – The People and their Presidents: Cumberland Valley rode the whirlwind of the US Presidents from Washington to Jackson.  Our relationship to the first seven Presidents is a good biography of the area’s life and times. Cumberland County was founded in a violent game of empires.  The Europeans that settled the county learned hard lessons from wars and revolutions, lessons that shaped county history for over a century.  In a series of four presentations Jeff Wood will tell…

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Carlisle and Mount Holly Trolley presented by Randy Watts

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Carlisle and Mt. Holly trolley standing near Hanover and Ridge streets.

The “Holly Trolley” operated from 1900 to 1930.  The trolley had its ups and downs along the route and so did the company throughout its history.  One of the main attractions of the Holly Trolley was the amusement park at Mount Holly.  This program will cover the history of the line from its start to abandonment.  It also provides an in-depth history of the park and how it changed over the years.  Randy Watts, the presenter, recently published a comprehensive…

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Carlisle and Mount Holly Trolley presented by Randy Watts

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 9, 2017 at 6:30pm

Carlisle and Mt. Holly trolley standing near Hanover and Ridge streets.

The “Holly Trolley” operated from 1900 to 1930.  The trolley had its ups and downs along the route and so did the company throughout its history.  One of the main attractions of the Holly Trolley was the amusement park at Mount Holly.  This program will cover the history of the line from its start to abandonment.  It also provides an in-depth history of the park and how it changed over the years.  Randy Watts, the presenter, recently published a comprehensive…

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Cumberland Railway – Newville Trolley presented by Randy Watts

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 18, 2017 at 1:30pm

This program covers the short-lived and little known trolley line from Carlisle to Newville, known officially as the Cumberland Railway Company.  The trolley operated along the Newville Road from 1910 to 1920, and even operated a trolley park near Cemetery Hill.  The story of some of the people is as interesting as the trolley itself.  Randy Watts recently published a book on the Newville trolley line, and this program will feature an interesting array of information from the book.

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