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Cumberland County Historical Society

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Address: 21 North Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 249-7610
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Visit the Cumberland County Historical Society (CCHS), a premier history and education center, dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the county’s history. The Society maintains a library, museum, photo archives, education center, museum shop and the Two Mile House on Walnut Bottom Road. CCHS offers educational programs to schools, walking tours,family oriented programs, workshops, book signings, out- reach lectures,  bus trips, and an annual Celtic festival on Saturday of the Labor Day weekend. The award-winning museum features 16 galleries with stories of local history spanning  250 years. Noteworthy are the Indian School , folk art, and decorative arts galleries.

The library contains historic county records, books, tax lists, genealogy materials, census records and manuscripts. Over 500,000 photos add an important visual element to the collections.

The G.B. Stuart History Workshop is an interactive learning experience for children ages 3-13 and includes free workstation crafts, a storytelling nook, the G.B. Stuart History Lab, and our live fish exhibit featuring real critters from the Conodoguinet and Yellow Breeches creeks

The History on High Shop, 33 West High Street is owned and operated by the Cumberland County Historical Society offers books on local history, unique gifts, art and crafts made by local artists and crafts people, postcards and souvenirs. The Cumberland Valley Visitors Center is located in the rear of the shop

Groups:  Enjoy a guided tour through the history of Cumberland Valley, once the edge of the Western Frontier and a resting point for George Washington.  A 1 to 2 hour tour experience. Maximum of 60 persons per group. Tour rates vary. Motorcoach parking.

  • Downtown
  • Gift Shop
  • Hours: Mon 4-8pm, Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • Parking: Free limited parking behind facility
  • Payment Accepted: Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Handicapped Accessible
Family Fun
  • All Ages
Amenities
  • Restrooms
  • Tours Available
General
  • Group Reservations Required
  • Maximum # of People for Tour: 50
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • Price Range: varies
Type of Experience
  • Educational
  • Historical
  • Shopping
  • Tours Available
08-12-2016

Overnight at the Museum

Dates: August 12, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: History Workshop
08-13-2016

Carlisle's 19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour

Dates: August 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-03-2016
09-12-2016

Fall History Series

Dates: September 12, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-19-2016

Fall History Series

Dates: September 12, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-26-2016

Fall History Series

Dates: September 12, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-03-2016

Fall History Series

Dates: September 12, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-10-2016

Fall History Series

Dates: September 12, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-17-2016

Fall History Series

Dates: September 12, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-24-2016

Fall History Series

Dates: September 12, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-12-2016

Connections

Dates: September 12, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-15-2016

Connections

Dates: September 15, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

The Richard C. Reed Architectural Lecture

Dates: September 15, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-17-2016

Carlisle's 19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour

Dates: September 17, 2016
Time: 10:15 AM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-19-2016

One Block, 300 Years of Cumberland County History

Dates: September 19, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-01-2016

Civil War Walking Tour

Dates: October 01, 2016
Time: 10:15 AM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-05-2016

Poetry Reading by Mary Anne Morefield

Dates: October 05, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-07-2016
10-08-2016
10-09-2016
10-08-2016

One Block, 300 Years of Cumberland County History

Dates: October 08, 2016
Time: 10:15 AM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-31-2016

Genealogy Series

Dates: October 31, 2016 to November 14, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
11-07-2016

Genealogy Series

Dates: October 31, 2016 to November 14, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
11-14-2016

Genealogy Series

Dates: October 31, 2016 to November 14, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
11-05-2016

Camp Michaux Walking Tour

Dates: November 05, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Pine Grove Furnace State Park
11-09-2016

One Block, 300 Years of Cumberland County History

Dates: November 09, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
11-16-2016

Carlisle Indian Industrial School Walking Tour

Dates: November 16, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
11-21-2016

Babes in the Woods Story

Dates: November 21, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-02-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-03-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-05-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-06-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-07-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-08-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-09-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-10-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-12-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-13-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-14-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-15-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-16-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-17-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-19-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-20-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-21-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-22-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-23-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-24-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-26-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-27-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-28-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-29-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-30-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-31-2016

Holiday Exhibit - Grin with the Grinch

Dates: December 02, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
12-03-2016

Holiday Family Program

Dates: December 03, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
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