As mandated in CCHS’ 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, the Society began in 2017 to more actively engage in facilitating conversations about historic preservation in Cumberland County among a variety of stakeholders. Though CCHS cannot officially sponsor or fund specific preservation projects, we are happy to assist with coordinating efforts, and we see it as our responsibility to foster awareness about historic preservation and its tremendous potential for positively impacting our citizens and communities. We embrace our role in developing educational programming and outreach which promotes sustainable historic preservation of historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and officially protected natural resources. Specific examples of the kinds of initiatives CCHS coordinates and promotes include:
- County Register of Historic Places program. For program details and application information click here.
- Educational programs, lectures and publications related to sites such as the Two Mile House, the Craighead House, the CIIS Farmhouse, Le Tort Park, Willow Mill, the Camp Michaux Recognition Project and numerous other places located throughout Cumberland County.
- Annual Fall Historic Properties & Preservation Tour.
- Preservation Roundtable Coordination. Launched in 2017, the Cumberland County Preservation Roundtable serves a forum for discussion and coordination with a variety of groups and citizens interested in historic preservation and the numerous efforts underway. To join the email distribution list and find out about the next meeting email Executive Director Jason Illari at firstname.lastname@example.org