Cumberland County, Pennsylvania - At their public meeting today, the Cumberland County Commissioners announced the County will be featured in an upcoming special series, "Pennsylvania's Historic Courthouses," scheduled to air on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) on August 13th at 7:00 p.m. with a re-air on Saturday, August 15th at 2:00 p.m. The series is a collaborative effort between the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) and PCN to feature the history and stories of our county courthouses that are some of Pennsylvania's most beautiful landmarks. The series also highlights some of the unique architectural designs of these buildings.
Cumberland County's segment will focus on the "Old Courthouse" built in 1846 and the historic courtroom which is still used today. A local historian shares the story of the shelling of Carlisle, and see living history revealed at the Old Courthouse. The segment also includes a tour of the "New Courthouse" that serves the Cumberland County residents today, and hear about the County's energy efficiency efforts in planning for the future. Also featured in the episode, the County's Recorder of Deeds Office gives a glimpse of historical records dating back to 1750.
To learn more interesting facts about Cumberland County don't miss this episode. It also coincides with the County's social media campaign #historymysterymonday. Please check your local listings to see what channel PCN is on, or go online to the PCN website for more information and watch previous episodes.