CARLISLE, PA (July 21, 2010) - Join us at History on High - The Shop located at 33 West High Street in Carlisle as local artist Bonnie Tweedy Shaw demonstrates Wood Carving and Fabric Sculptures on Saturday, July 31, from noon to 3 p.m.

Ms. Shaw has a very eclectic interest in art mediums. She enjoys woodcarving, painting, pet portraits as well as sculpting with felted wool and paper mache. Animals are her favorite subjects. She loves to capture beloved pets on canvas or sculpt more wild subjects, such as wolves, foxes and other woodland and wild creatures. Often her interests take on a whimsical note, like carousel beasts, dragons and fairies. Her most famous subject was Millie Bush - a Springer Spaniel that lived in the elder George Bush's White House. Bonnie did a carving of the famous dog and got a big "thank you" from George and Barbara Bush.  Her work has traveled all over the world, and is on display in various countries and continents such as Sweden, England, Russia and Australia.

The Cumberland County Historical Society is an active history center with an award winning museum, library, photo archives, educational center, museum shop and historic Two Mile House. The Historical Society's mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote research of Cumberland County history. Anyone interested in local history is invited to become a member. Call 249-7610 or visit our web site for more information and to see the museum virtual tour. Cumberland County Historical Society is located at 21 North Pitt Street in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Hours are Monday 4-8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. History on High - The Shop's hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


The Cumberland County Historical Society and Hamilton Library Association is a nonprofit educational institution that has been preserving and sharing Cumberland County history since 1874.