Red Cross Blood Drive

Todd Hall 21 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, PA

Register at the link below to donate blood to the American Red Cross: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?order=DATE&range=10&zipSponsor=CCHS  

World War II Memories – The Book Series

Cumberland County Historical Society 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA

Author and award-winning journalist Joseph David Cress will talk about his book series World War II Memories and will share some of the stories of veterans who fought Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Copies of his books will be on sale in Todd Hall starting at 5:30 p.m.

300 Years of Stories Walking Tour – Full

Cumberland County Historical Society 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA

TOUR FULL Led by Randy Watts. This short two-block walk examines the history of Carlisle from 1722 to 2022, progressing from a discussion starting with the early visits of traders, to the French and Indian War and the start of the American Revolution and the US Army. We’ll then discuss events in Carlisle’s town square, […]

Memorial Day Service

Cumberland County Historical Society 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA

Celebration and dedication acknowledging five Cumberland County USCT lost during the Civil War. Honoring their names being added to the Civil War Soldiers’ Monument. Service will be held after the parade in the Veterans Court Yard.

Historic Baseball Game

South Middleton Park, Basketball Court entrance “Play Ball!!” Join us for a day of 19th century baseball with the Frosty Sons of Thunder of Somerset & the Keystone Base Ball Club of Harrisburg. Schedule 10:00am – Informal talk on the history of base ball 11:00am - Game 1 12:30pm - Lunch Break and interaction with […]

Ashland Cemetery Walking Tour

Join Lisa Brousse for a walking tour of Ashland Cemetery. Ashland was one of the first "garden cemeteries" in the United States and those buried within provide a fascinating history of Carlisle. We will discuss the history of the cemetery and burial customs of the era. The tour will concentrate on the variety of grave […]

Carlisle’s Industrial End Walking Tour – FULL

Cumberland County Historical Society 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA

Tour Full Led by Randy Watts. The East End of Carlisle was home to Carlisle’s first large industrial enterprises, the sole survivor of which is the Frog Switch Manufacturing Company. This walk, of about six blocks, will discuss the development of industries here from the 1860s to the present. We’ll visit the site of the […]

Plein Air Painting Demo

Cumberland County Historical Society 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA

Jonathan Frazier will be painting at History on High.

Two Mile House Art Tour

Cumberland County Historical Society 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA

Enjoy an afternoon on the Terrace of Two Mile House with lemonade and cookies as Mary Caverly leads tours through the house detailing the artwork on the walls. Cost: Members Free; Non-members $5 Non-Member Registration Members Register below:

Remembering Agnes: A Panel Discussion on the Local and Regional Flooding of June of 1972

Cumberland County Historical Society 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA

Free and Open to the Public, Light Refreshments will be provided RSVP below: In Conjunction with Carlisle SummerFair, June 25 – July 2,2022  (https://www.carlislesummerfair.org/) Presentations by: Noel Potter, Professor Emeritus of Geology, Dickinson College: Noel visited local bridges in Carlisle and on the West Shore and flew over the area for photos during Agnes.  He will […]

19th Century Fire Houses Walking Tour

Cumberland County Historical Society 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA

Led by Randy Watts. This approximately one-mile walk will visit six surviving fire houses dating from the 1850s to the 1890s. Along the way we’ll discuss some of Carlisle’s larger fires and discuss several tragic deaths to both civilians and firemen. The tour concludes at the Museum of the Union Fire Company, and participants can […]