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Cover of 2016 Strategic Plan

CCHS 5 Year Strategic Plan 2015-2020

On behalf of the entire CCHS family, welcome to the Cumberland County Historical Society’s home on the web! We hope you find our site informative, accessible and easy to use. CCHS is a tremendous regional resource dating all the way back to 1874. Originally founded as the Hamilton Library, we have continued to evolve and extend our community outreach with robust collections, manuscripts, events and major service-oriented Initiatives. Rooted in our mission to promote Cumberland County PA history, our institutional vision is to strive to become a national model for demonstrating how history, story-telling, material culture and preservation promotes social well-being, service and citizen engagement with local resources. Learn more about our engagement by reading our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. Again, thanks for visiting us online and we appreciate every effort you make in preserving the unique and rich history of Cumberland County.


Jason Illari is the new director for the Cumberland County Histroical Society, Carlisle.

Jason D. Illari



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