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 […]

Jim Thorpe Movie Viewing

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

A biographic film looking at the life of Jim Thorpe who became a sports icon in the 20th century. Viewings at 1PM and 6PM in Todd Hall.

McLain Bash

Two Mile House 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd, Carlisle, PA

Every year CCHS’ Two Mile House hosts a supper party in honor of the J. McLain & Mary Wheeler King family and our region’s Celtic past. Whisky tastings, music, delicious […]

Paper Mills of Mt. Holly

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

Lecture by Randy Watts.

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]