100 years of Enola Yard, 1905 thru 2005 and beyond

Did you know that in the mid-twentieth century, this was the largest freight yard in the world.  The Executive Director of the Historical Society of East Pennsboro, Jim Leonard, will share the pictorial history of the Enola Yards from its infancy to the present day. The lecture will conclude with a discussion with attendants. RSVP […]

McLain Bash

Two Mile House 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd, Carlisle, PA, United States

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 food provided by local restaurants, and great friends abound. The party is open to anyone 21 years of age and up. Purchase Tickets

Walking Tour of Mt. Holly Springs

Come commemorate the 150th anniversary of the borough. We’ll learn about the unique history of this quaint town, known at different times as Trent’s Gap, South Middleton, Kidderminster, and Papertown.  Meet at the Family Dollar parking lot at 2 N. Baltimore Ave. Mt. Holly Springs, 17065 Register Here

Targeted Tracks: The Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War

Talk by Scott Mingus. The Cumberland Valley Railroad connected Hagerstown, Maryland, to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Its location enhanced its importance during some of the Civil War’s most critical campaigns. Because of its proximity to major cities in the Eastern Theater, the CVRR was an enticing Confederate target. As invading armies jostled for position, the CVRR’s valuable […]

Two Mile House Property Tour

Two Mile House 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd, Carlisle, PA, United States

Date: August 16, 2023 1:00 PM Sharon Filipovich will lead a guided tour of our 1820s tavern property the Two Mile House. Non-Member Tickets Member RSVP: RSVP Here:

Mechanicsburg Museum Association Open House

Stop by the Open House at the Mechanicsburg Museum Association and explore their remaining train buildings. Visit at 2 W Strawberry Alley, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. The Mechanicsburg Museum welcomes you to their 1867 Passenger Station, the only full passenger station in Mechanicsburg. It was built by the Cumberland Valley Rail Road, and later used by […]

Red Cross Blood Drive

Todd Hall 21 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, PA, United States

Register at the link below to donate blood to the American Red Cross: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?order=DATE&range=10&zipSponsor=CCHS  

Railroading in the Early 1960s

Mark Irwin will show and narrate train video footage taken by photographer, Jim Bradley in the early 1960s. Let's Go railroading with noted photographer, Jim Bradley, a native of Mt Holly Springs, PA! Jim made several films of trains in the early 1960s. The subjects of his films were the Reading Railroad Iron Horse Rambles […]

The Agricultural Reform Movement and Barn Building in Cumberland County

G.B. Stuart History Workshop 29 W. High St., Carlisle, United States

Presented by Jerry Clouse The barns featured on the 2023 tour reflected the tour’s theme, The Agriculture 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 […]

Intro to Property Research

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

Presented by Cara Curtis and Jim Griffith RSVP Here:

Oddfellows Building Tour

September 23, 11 a.m. AND 1 p.m., meet at History on High – The Shop Led by Shawn Gladden. Please R.S.V.P. in advance as there is a 25 person maximum. Cost: Members Free; Non-members $5 Non-Members Register Here Members RSVP Below: