Iron Horse Rambles Book Signing

Jim Bradley captured on film 19 of the Reading Company's Iron Horse Rambles at numerous locations in Pennsylvania. This book presents over 200 photos, many not previously available to the […]

Memories of Christmas Past Walking Tour

Saturday, December 10, 2022  2:30 PM Join Jim Griffith as he takes you around Carlisle and shares memories of Christmas festivities over the generations. Cost: $10/member; $15/nonmember; $5/school-age-children. Register Here

Oddfellows Building Tour

February 4, 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. […]

The Sleeping Car Porters

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

The men and women who worked as porters for the Pullman Car Company on the Pennsylvania Railroad have an extraordinary history in both the labor movement and the civil rights […]

Oh the Stories They Tell

The amazing history uncovered while collecting stories in Mt Holly Springs.

First Ladies: More Than a Dress

Since 1912, tourists have flocked to the Smithsonian to see the gowns of our First Ladies. By the 1960s, moved to larger quarters in what eventually became the National Museum […]

19th Century Black Fashion History Through Photographs

The culture of fashion in the nineteenth century represents a completely different world when compared with today’s attitudes towards dress and individuality. Within this context, photos of African Americans from […]

Tracks Through Time in Cumberland County

This program sets the stage for our upcoming exhibit on the railroads of Cumberland County Pennsylvania from 1831 to the present.  It will provide an overview of when each section […]