Herbs and Plants in Colonial Gardens

Master Gardner Carol Glasgow will present on the following: What You Will Learn Colonial Garden Development and Influences The Garden of the Colonial Housewife Colonial Garden Styles and Designs Plant Examples: Medicinal – Culinary – Dye – Fragrance/Strewing Pollinators in the Colonial Garden

The Agricultural Reform Movement and Barn Building in Cumberland County

Reform advocates of the 19th-century sought better farming methods, including crop rotation and various fertilizers to rejuvenate the soil. Their goal was for the farm to operate more efficiently with well-ordered agricultural complexes. Barns were to be designed for the ease of labor by the farmer, and specialized outbuildings were to be placed for the […]

Interviewing War Veterans: A How-To History Workshop

Interviewing War Veterans: A How-To History Workshop with award-winning journalist and author Joseph David Cress. A newspaper reporter for over 33 years, Cress will share his insights using examples drawn from his World War II Memories four-book series. He will also facilitate a discussion among participants on what they can do on their own to […]

An Evening with Jeff Shaara

Join CCHS for An Evening with Jeff Shaara at the West Shore Country Club Jeff Shaara is known for writing historical fiction and documenting American wars and their most historically relevant characters. In total, Jeff has written fifteen New York Times bestselling novels, including Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, which are the […]

On A Great Battlefield: The History of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1863-2023

Over 18,000 books and articles have been written on the three-day battle of Gettysburg, but historians have devoted minimal attention to the history of the landscape itself and the complicated, divisive, and controversial nature of preserving, interpreting, and commemorating America’s most hallowed ground. Dr. Murray’s program explores the first preservation and commemorative efforts of the […]

Photographs and Memories of the Little Red Schoolhouse

Between the rides of the Blue Mountains and the crystalline waters of the Yellow Breeches Creek, one-room schoolhouse of yesteryear dot the landscape of Cumberland County. By the latter half of the 19th century, there were more than 160 one-room schools operating throughout the region. Join us for a talking exploring the schools that educated […]

Portraying Ourselves: Nineteenth-Century Black Fashion History through Photographs, 1840-1900

The invention of photography at the end of 1839 made it possible for ordinary citizens to obtain their portrait and represent themselves as they wished to be recorded for posterity. African Americans seized this opportunity to capture their appearance at moments of personal importance, carefully choosing their clothing and accessories to display their adoption of […]

The Journey that Started with a Phone Call

The journey that started with a phone call.  The history of a little known church and cemetery that supported Mt. Holly Springs' African American Neighborhood. RSVP Here: