CARLISLE, PA (August 29, 2011) - Come, meet author William W. Betts, Jr. on Friday September 16 from 4 to 6 pm or Saturday September 17 from 12 to 2 pm to hear about his latest book Rank and Gravity, the Life of General John Armstrong of Carlisle. Dr. Betts will be on hand to sign this book and his other works The Hatchet and the Plow, The Life and Times of Chief Cornplanter, published in 2010-2011 and Bombardier John Harris and the Rivers of the Revolution, published in 2006. Join us for this very interesting event at History on High - The Shop located at 33 West High Street in Carlisle.

William W. (Bill) Betts, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was educated at Dickinson College, the University of Minnesota and at Pennsylvania State University, earning his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and taught English language and literature for forty years at Penn State University, Ohio University and at Indiana University of PA. An active lecturer, his favorite subjects are Abraham Lincoln, Robert Frost, Faust literature, Indian artifacts and PA history.

History on High has a variety of gifts, art and merchandise for all ages and tastes. We hope you can join us to meet Bill Betts either Friday evening or Saturday afternoon. The Cumberland Valley Visitors Center is now located inside the shop where you can find brochures, maps and information on our valley and Pennsylvania.

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 to 8 pm, Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. Admission to the museum is free. History on High - The Shop's hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 10 to 6, Saturday 10 to 5.