Fierce Valor: The True Story of Ronald Speirs and His Band of Brothers

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

His comrades called him “Killer.” Of the elite paratroopers who served in the venerated “Band of Brothers” during the Second World War, none were more enigmatic than Ronald Speirs. Rumored to have gunned down enemy prisoners and even one of his own disobedient sergeants, Speirs became a foxhole legend among his troops. But who was […]

Reimagining: The Storytelling Rituals of Ancient Warrior Cultures

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

Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving (WVE&T) is a non-profit organization focused on reintegration programming for veterans, their families and support members to empower their experiences and facilitate skills to thrive in daily life. Hybrid – In Person and via Zoom Apply for a place in the workshop no later than October 7, 2022. Complete and […]

Curator-Led Tour of War Amongst the People / From Swords to Plowshares

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

Join Dr. Tara Leigh Tappert, curator of the War Amongst the People / From Swords to Plowshares exhibition on view at the Cumberland County Historical Society, G. B. Stuart History Workshop, for a curator-led tour. Learn about this unique exhibit, organized in two parts, that documents the history of war making in America and the […]

Curator-Led Tour of War Amongst the People / From Swords to Plowshares

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

Join Dr. Tara Leigh Tappert, curator of the War Amongst the People / From Swords to Plowshares exhibition on view at the Cumberland County Historical Society, G. B. Stuart History Workshop, for a curator-led tour before the Reimagining: The Storytelling Rituals of Ancient Warrior Cultures Workshop. Learn about this unique exhibit, organized in two parts, […]

Project 61 – 6th Annual R. C. Reed Architecture Lecture

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

Project 61 – What Was It? What Effect Did It Have on Carlisle? This talk will describe the beautification and restoration project in downtown Carlisle. In 1961, civic leaders proposed a plan, named Project 61, to enhance the appearance of businesses in downtown Carlisle. They decided to use a colonial theme to unify buildings' appearances […]

Cumberland County Historical Society Annual Meeting and Expo

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

Join us for our 2022 Annual Meeting as well as an expo highlighting our current and permanent exhibits and mission based departments. 12:30: Doors Open 12:30 - 1:30: Refreshments and Tours Guided tours of the NEW Exhibit "War Amongst the People/From Swords to Plowshares" at the G. B. Stuart History Workshop Guided tours of the […]

Murder Most Foul

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

Author and award-winning journalist Joseph David Cress will present an overview of some of the most nefarious crimes, solved and unsolved, in Cumberland County history. Copies of his True Crime books will be on sale in Todd Hall starting at 5:30 p.m.

A Night with the Babe

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

Join the Cumberland County Historical Society and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum from Baltimore Maryland for a SPECIAL Night of Baseball History as we close out our “Heart of a Champion: Sports on Cumberland County” Exhibit. The Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum will bring select artifacts from their vast collection of Babe Ruth and 19th […]

Curator-Led Tour of War Amongst the People / From Swords to Plowshares

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

Join Dr. Tara Leigh Tappert, curator of the War Amongst the People / From Swords to Plowshares exhibition on view at the Cumberland County Historical Society, G. B. Stuart History Workshop, for a curator-led tour. Learn about this unique exhibit, organized in two parts, that documents the history of war making in America and the […]

Historically Inappropriate Comedy: Hilarious Heroes Edition

Mike Quindlen presents Historically Inappropriate Comedy: Hilarious Heroes Edition a benefit for the Cumberland and West Shore Historical Societies at the West Shore Theatre. 317 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070. Tickets: General Admission: $25 Booth (4 - 6 tickets): $125 (SOLD OUT) VIP High Top (2 tickets): $60 (SOLD OUT) Comic Bios: Host: Chris […]

The Imperial Gridiron: Manhood, “Civilization,” and Football at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School

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

Many recognize the athletic success that the famous football teams at the Carlisle Indian School enjoyed during at the turn of the 20th century. Football served as a publicity tool meant to promote the school’s mission to assimilate Indigenous Americans into Anglo-Protestant identities, and it did so in ways that reflected competing ideas about gender, manhood, […]

Henry’s Valley, A Storied Place

Jerry Clouse speaks on Henry's Valley, a Storied Place: Life within the Folds of the Blue Mountain. Come and learn where this somewhat mysterious valley is located. Local author Jerry Clouse, will illustrate its history and the stories that developed around this secluded spot in the mountains.