Frederick Watts and the Founding of Penn State

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

"Frederick Watts and the Founding of Penn State" presents a balanced account of Cumberland County's most eminent citizen of the 19th century, his work as founding president (1851-55) of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, his accomplishments and missteps as founding president (1855-74) of the Board of Trustees of the Farmers' High School/Agricultural College of Pennsylvania, […]

2021 Annual Meeting

Each year CCHS holds its Annual Meeting in October to celebrate accomplishments, present our annual awards to worthy history champions and hear about what’s in store for CCHS moving forward. Our 2021 Annual Meeting will take place on October 26, 2021 9:30am due to restrictions for large gatherings. We will host the gathering via Zoom […]

Reed Architectural Lecture Series with John P. Reed

“Architecture is about Ideas: Grid, Sectional Space, Detail and Drawing” This talk examines four important topics of architectural design and thought through the prism of a number recently completed projects and designs by the architect, John Reed. The title references a welcoming lecture by the Architecture School’s Chairman in Mr. Reed’s freshman year in college. […]

Historic Railroad Week – Enola Rail Yards

Join CCHS and other county historical societies for a week of collaborative virtual lectures on one of America’s favorite subjects, railroads! Each program begins at 7:30pm Monday through Friday. On the 8th, Jim Leonard of the East Pennsboro Historical Society will be speaking about his experiences and knowledge of the Enola Rail Yards. The series […]

Two Mile House Workday

Two Mile House 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd, Carlisle, PA

Help us tidy Two Mile House as we wrap up the 2021 rental season. Work will take place in the gardens and inside the house. Please let us know you’ll help by emailing

Camp Michaux Walking Tour

SOLD OUT Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021 1 PM David Smith, volunteer & Board President, will lead the popular Camp Michaux walking tour of the old Bunker Hill Farm; Pine Grove Furnace CCC Camp; Pine Grove Furnace POW Interrogation Camp; and the United Church of Christ & United Presbyterian Church Camp.  Meet at the furnace […]

Blood Drive

To sign up visit & use sponsor code CCHS.