Oddfellows Building Tour

August 10, 11 a.m., OR 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. […]

CCHS Block Party

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

Celebrate our 150th Anniversary with re-enactors, family friendly activities, music, and more. Sponsored by F&M Includes the following two optional Tours: Odd Fellows Tour Free for Members / $5 for […]

Tea Party at the Two Mile House

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

August 18, 1PM at the Two Mile House Enjoy music, activities, a hat contest, and of course tea and other delicious treats. Tickets $45 - Avaliable Here

Photographs and Memories of the Little Red Schoolhouse

Between the rides of the Blue Mountains and the crystalline waters of the Yellow Breeches Creek, one-room schoolhouse of yesteryear dot the landscape of Cumberland County. By the latter half […]

Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Matthew March, Education Curator, will lead this walking tour that will focus on the role of abolitionists and freedom seekers in Boiling Springs.  The historic village was the site of an Underground Railroad “station” operated by area resident, Daniel Kaufman. Meet in Boiling Springs at the parking lot at approximately 9 Bucher Hill RD near the […]

Portraying Ourselves: Nineteenth-Century Black Fashion History through Photographs, 1840-1900

The invention of photography at the end of 1839 made it possible for ordinary citizens to obtain their portrait and represent themselves as they wished to be recorded for posterity. African Americans seized this opportunity to capture their appearance at moments of personal importance, carefully choosing their clothing and accessories to display their adoption of […]

The Journey that Started with a Phone Call

The journey that started with a phone call.  The history of a little known church and cemetery that supported Mt. Holly Springs' African American Neighborhood. RSVP Here:  

Reed Architectural Lecture – Sustainability at Home

Joshua Dourte is the Principal at Roost Architecture, Inc. in Carlisle, Pennsylvania a firm focused on residential design with an emphasis on sustainability and historic homes. This talk will introduce […]

This is Us Quilting Movement Talk

Rev. Yvette Davis, Director of the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity at Dickinson College, will share about the Center’s work with Communities of Color at Dickinson. She will also share about the “This Is Us” Quilting Movement, inviting Dickinsonians and our Carlisle neighbors to create meaningful quilt panels to become a Community “This […]

County Seat Walking Tour Featuring the Whiskey Rebellion

Dates: Saturday, October 12, 2024 10:00 AMMatthew March, Education Director, will lead this walking tour that will explore some of the sites in the historic district of Carlisle, featuring those that played a role during the WhiskeyRebellion of 1794. Carlisle was the gateway to the west and half of the Watermelon Army assembled there en […]

Unveiling Carlisle’s Molly Pitcher Book Signing

History on High - The Shop 33 W High St, Carlisle, PA, United States

Join us at History on High for the new Molly Pitcher books by  Joan M. West. One book is geared towards children, the other adults.

The History of the Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Throughout South Central Pennsylvania

Documentary Screening by Keystones Oral History and Bryan Wade. This documentary will highlight a history of the Underground Railroad and the abolitionists throughout South Central Pennsylvania. A major focus will be on the collaboration between Quakers, other religious denominations, abolitionists, and conductors of various ethnic backgrounds and social economic standing who worked together to ensure […]