Talks and Presentations

Richard Tritt presenting at the 2015 Mill Exhibit Opening

Spring/Summer 2017 Talks and Presentations

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:30 PM Carlisle Indian Industrial School Virtual Tour – Presented by Barbara Landis

Barbara Landis will give a PowerPoint presentation of a virtual tour of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. This tour is designed to prepare visitors for self-guided tours of the old school grounds. The school closed in 1918; however, many of the buildings are still standing and the site is registered as a National Historic Landmark.

Monday, April 24, 2017 6:30 PM Costumes, Carriages and Everything in Between: a Selection of Textile Conservation Treatments – Presented by Carol Reed

Textile Conservator Carol Reed will discuss various treatments she has done in the past 20 years. She will explain how each treatment requires an individual approach and poses its own set of problems. Treatments to be discussed include objects from the Historical Society’s Collection, replacing areas of loss, carriage upholstery and more.


Past Talks and Presentations


Women and Women’s Groups of Cumberland County in World War I presented by Sandy Mader

Lenore Embick Flower presented by Dawn Flower-Webb and Lenore R. Flower

African-American Troops from Cumberland County in World War I presented by Stephanie Jirard

Monuments, Men, and Memory presented by Dr. Steven Burg

The Centenary of US Entry into World War I with Special Focus on the Service of Volunteer Fire Companies presented by Randy Watts

Railroads of Lemoyne presented by Randy Watts



Poetry Reading by Mary Anne Morefield

Mid-Century, Middle Class, and Modern presented by Wendy Pires

The Park Before the Park presented by Dr. Andre Weltman

Carlisle Indian School Outings along the Railroad, Carlisle to Gettysburg presented by Barbara Landis

Wednesdays in Winter



Mills of Cumberland County – 2015 Cumberland County Historical Society Exhibit Opening presented by from Richard Tritt, CCHS Photo Curator and Dr. Dorothy Merritts of Franklin and Marshall College.

Shared Histories of African Americans and Native Americans in Cumberland County presented by Sandy Mader

Wednesdays in Winter



Carlisle Journeys: American Indians in Show Business



Millicent Line Kitzmiller presented by Sandy Mader

For additional information on any of our programs, please contact:

Lynda Mann, Programming & Membership Coordinator at 717 249 7610.

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