Saturday, December 4, 2010, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Bring the whole family to the Cumberland County Historical Society, 21 North Pitt Street, Carlisle, on Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 10 a.m. - 12 noon, to hear about the history of Christmas gift givers. But beware - they were not always jolly! Matthew March, CCHS chief educator, will bring to life the traditions of the holiday season.  Afterwards make one or all three of our Christmas crafts to put on your tree.  Bring your camera to get a photo of Santa's surprise visit.  And be sure to enjoy Christmas cookies before heading home.  Free to the public.  R.S.V.P. by calling 249-7610.

Santa Claus Is Stuck In Cumberland County! Free Holiday Exhibit

December 3 - December 30, 2010

While you're there, visit our Santa Claus exhibit.  The exhibit opens on December 3 and continues through December 30, 2010. A humorous twist on "Twas the Night Before Christmas" guides visitors through Santa's adventures.  Will Mr. Claus make it back to the North Pole in time for Christmas day?  He will if the citizens of Cumberland County have anything to say about it.  This year's holiday exhibit is a fun, retro look at photos of Santa Claus from the 1940s, 50s and 60s in a storybook-style exhibit. It includes a place for visitors to add copies of their own photos with Santa. Free to the public. This Christmas exhibit and family Christmas program are both funded by a grant from M&T Bank.

The Cumberland County Historical Society is an active history center with an award winning museum, library, photo archives, educational center, historic Two Mile House, and museum shops including History on High - The Shop. 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 (717) 249-7610 or visit our website for more information and to see the virtual museum tour. A popular destination, the 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. Come and visit us, admission to the museum is free.                         

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.