CARLISLE, PA (August 17, 2011) - Looking for an engaging gift idea? Join us at History on High - The Shop located at 33 West High Street in Carlisle for a book signing featuring author Joseph Cress, who  has completed his third book on local history, Murder and Mayhem in York County. The first book signing is Friday, September 2, 2011 from 5 to 8 pm during West High Street's First Friday.

Joe will also be signing his books during the McLain Celtic Festival held at the Two Mile House located at 1189 Walnut Bottom Road in Carlisle across from Kmart on Saturday, September 3 from 11 to 2. The McLain Celtic Festival runs from 9 to 5 - admission is $8 in advance or $10 at the gate.

Local author Joseph David Cress explores the dark side of history, from little known cases and unsolved murders, from the infamous race riot in 1969 to a trail of body snatchers - all of which take place in York County. Cress' other two books are Remembering Carlisle Tales from the Cumberland Valley, and Murder and Mayhem in Cumberland County.

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 and Saturday 10 to 5.