Mondays, September 20 - November 1, 2010 CCHS 6:30-8:30 p.m.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORY WITH JEFF WOOD: OUT, OUT, BRIEF CANDLE: FAMOUS AND OBSCURE LIVES IN COUNTY HISTORY
Jeff Wood has presented the Fall Series at the Society since 2000. He is the owner of the Whistlestop Bookshop, is past-President of the Cumberland County Historical Society and is currently President of the Bosler Memorial Library.
Every year the Fall Series has retold the history of the county from different perspectives. This year's seven sessions begin in the early years of the county with the arrival of three groups of immigrants that seemed to have little in common but who worked out to be a dynamic team of settlement. Next we look at one of the most storied of county families and the legends that cluster around it. We follow a young woman West and her untimely return. We re-open the Carlisle Opera House to revisit a moment of glory. We take a fresh look at the most famous of county boarders and how he never really left. Finally, we fly in during World War II with one of the best pilots in the nation whose fate here touches national history to this very day. International heroes and heroines to humble and domestic folk will be the portraits of this year's series.
The series consists of lectures and audience discussion. It will be enhanced with power point tours of relevant county sites and objects of interest from local collections and the Historical Society's archives.
Monday, September 20: This Cloud of Witnesses
Monday, September 27: Faith of Our Fathers
Monday, October 4: Take a Chair and Set a Spell
Monday, October 11: Without Family or Friends
Monday, October 18: Stardust
Monday, October 25: Thanks, King
Monday, November 1: "a hundred things you have not dreamed of"
Reservations required. Cost: $45 per member; $60 per nonmember or $10 per session
CAIU Act 48 approval: Additional CAIU fee $5 per teacher per session.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
HARVEST OF THE ARTS in downtown Carlisle
Saturday, October 2, 2010 TMH 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
CCHS YARD SALE
CCHS is looking for donations of items to hold a yard sale at Two Mile House. We will not accept clothing or upholstered furniture. Start looking for those treasures now. Items can be delivered to the Two Mile House starting September 7. Call 243-3437 to make arrangements for delivery. You can also rent a space for $10 if you want to set up your own yard sale.
Sunday, October 17, 2010 TMH Noon - 6 p.m.
1ST ANNUAL HARVEST MARKET
All you can eat local fare. Food, farmers and family fun! There will be an historic photo exhibit of farm life, educational talks, children's games, music and demonstrations.
Cost: $25 per adult; $20 per senior; $10 children under 10
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Beltzhoover Room 6:15 p.m. Reception/7 p.m. Dinner
Allenberry Resort, Boiling Springs
ANNUAL DINNER AND MEETING
Speaker: Paul Hoch
THE NORTH END A's: A". . .one in a century group of young men."
Paul Hoch and special guests will reminisce about Carlisle's "boys of summer" and how baseball shaped their lives.
Thursday, November 11, 2010 CCHS 7 p.m.
NATIVE AMERICAN SON: THE LIFE AND SPORTING LEGEND OF JIM THORPE
Speaker: Kate Buford
Kate Buford, author of the new book on Jim Thorpe, will discuss the life and
sporting legend of Thorpe. Kate Buford also authored the critically acclaimed and best-selling biography, Burt Lancaster: An American Life. A book signing will follow the talk.
Saturday, November 13, 2010 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
CAMP MICHAUX WALKING TOUR Veterans Day Weekend
David Smith will lead the popular Camp Michaux Walking Tour at two different times.
Call 249-7610 for reservations. Cost: $8 per person; $12 per nonmember
Friday, December 3, 2010 CCHS
HOLIDAY EXHIBIT OPENS
Saturday, December 4, 2010 CCHS 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Matthew March, CCHS educator, will talk about the traditions of the holiday season and there may be a visit from a gift-giver or two. But beware they were not always jolly! Visit the holiday exhibit celebrating "Santas."
Sunday, December 12, 2010 2-5 p.m.
HOLIDAY HOUSE EVENT 328 West Old York Road
Reservations required. Cost: $65 per person
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 www.historicalsociety.com 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. - 5p.m.