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 […]

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:

Reed Architectural Lecture – Down by the Station: Architecture of the Cumberland Valley Railroad

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

DOWN BY THE STATION: Architecture of the Cumberland Valley Railroad by James Fouchard, President of the National Railway Historical Society, Cumberland Valley Chapter Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30PM. JAMES FOUCHARD’s lifelong interests in art, drama, history and architecture led him to pursue a career in theatrical scenic design, graduating from Ohio University summa […]

Schoeppe Murder Trial

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

A local doctor accused of poisoning his patient to death. This murder trial would forever chance the way medical evidence would be presented in court. Learn more about this fascinating case that made national and international news during this lecture and book signing by Mark Podvia. RSVP Here:

Whiskey America Experience at Historic Heishman’s Mill

Proceeds benefit the Friends of Heishman's Mill (FHHM) and CCHS. $65 Tickets (Members of CCHS, Newville Historical Society or FHHM) $85 Tickets (Non-Member, includes 1-year single reciprocal membership to CCHS, NHS and FHH Get Your Tickets Here Ticket includes: Food from House of Smoke Music by Tom Mindte, Jerry McCoury & Friends Cigar Samplings| Curated […]

The I Knew George Washington Series

Washington as you have never seen him before! Join series author, Jeffrey Finnegan, Sr. as he looks at George Washington through the eyes of people who interacted with him. RSVP Here:

CCHS 2023 Annual Meeting

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

Cumberland County Historical Society Members: You are invited to this year’s Cumberland County Historical Society Annual Members Meeting and Lecture to be held on Sunday October 22nd at the Historical Society Campus in Carlisle, 21 North Pitt Street.  We ask that you do RSVP for this event, it is FREE for all CCHS members, but […]

NY State National Guard, 1863

Join us for a talk on the NY State National Guard, 1863, Gettysburg Campaign with the Executive Director of the Shippensburg Historical Center, John Miller. He will discuss several regiments during his lecture on their involvement during the Confederate invasion of PA. RSVP Here:

The Jon Bonham Project – We Are Not Our Wounds Exhibit Opening

The Cumberland County Historical Society, in partnership with the J. Sherwood McGinnis, Jr., War, Peace, and Justice Project is hosting the Joe Bonham Project We Are Not Our Wounds. The Joe Bonham Project, a consortium of artists primarily from the New York Society of Illustrators, was founded in 2011 by Chief Warrant Officer-2 Michael D. […]