Introduction to Genealogy

This session is helpful to anyone who wants to start or refresh their genealogy skills. This introduction will be useful even if your ancestors are not from Cumberland County. Program will be led by CCHS Archives & Library Director, Cara Curtis. Members Free/Non-members $10. Non-member registration and payment. Members register below:  

The Armstrong Brothers: A Book Talk

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

David O. Smith tells the story of James, John, and Hamilton Armstrong, three sons of a yeoman farmer living on the Pennsylvania frontier at the outset of the American Revolution. James and John joined the Continental Army in 1776, rose from the ranks to become officers, and served until the army was disbanded in 1783. […]

Adventures In History 21+ Summer Camp Sampler

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

No more wishing that you could do what the kids do! CCHS continues its one-day summer camp for adults. 20th Century Theme. Event description Date: August 20, 10AM - 3PM Cost: $75, limited to 10 participants Must be 21 years of age. Register Here.

North End A’s Talk

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

Learn about the North End A’s, a group of boys who played in the old Fifth Ward playground on the north side of Carlisle during the 1940s. Lecture led by Paul Hoch.

300 Years of Stories Walking Tour

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

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, including the […]

Oddfellows Building Tour

History on High - The Shop 33 W High St, Carlisle, PA

September 3, 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m., meet at History on High – The Shop Led by David Smith. Please R.S.V.P. in advance as there is a 25 person maximum. Cost: Members Free; Non-members $5 Non-Member Registration Members Register below:

Trolleys of Carlisle Walking Tour

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

Led by Randy Watts. At one time Carlisle was the hub of three trolley lines radiating to Newville, Mount Holly Springs, Harrisburg and the West Shore. This six-block walking tour will give an overview of the tracks, share the history of when they were built, and their role in the history of Cumberland County. Please […]

2nd Annual Gala presented by the Bobby Rahal Automotive Group

Two Mile House 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd, Carlisle, PA

Please join us on Saturday, September 17, 2022, for our Second Annual Gala Presented by the Bobby Rahal Automotive Group! Come cheer for the home team and enjoy upscale stadium foods, drinks, and a roundtable of local athletes at our 2nd Annual Gala presented by the Bobby Rahal Automotive Group. Enjoy the game and play […]

Oddfellows Building Tour

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

September 24, 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m., meet at History on High – The Shop Led by David Smith. Please R.S.V.P. in advance as there is a 25 person maximum. Cost: Members Free; Non-members $5 Non-Member Registration Members Register below: