Life on the Rails: the Story of a CVRR Engineer

This presentation by Kevin Talhelm is based on the article "James Talhelm 1840-1921: The Story of An Engineer," which was published in the 2020 Cumberland County Historical Society Journal. This […]

Family Railroad Passport Summer Program Kickoff

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

Join the Cumberland County Historical Society, Visit Cumberland Valley, Love Carlisle Downtown Carlisle Association, and Dan Collison State Farm as we kick off summer with a live lunchtime event on […]

Father’s Day Baseball Classic

Play ball! Join us for a day of historic 19th century base ball. Keystone Base Ball Club vs. the CCHS Molly Pitchers. The game will be played at the South […]

Oddfellows Building Tour

July 1, 11 a.m. (Full) 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. […]

The Depression and the Lean Years

In this PowerPoint presentation, Robert Gerard describes his experiences as a young boy during the Great Depression and the early years of WWII. He talks about the impact on his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]