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Pennsylvania Civil War 150

Pennsylvania Civil War 150


Cumberland County Historical Society

Cumberland County Historical Society
Front entrance of the Cumberland County Historical Society.

About the Cumberland County Historical Society

The Cumberland County Historical Society, founded in 1874, is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting the rich history of Cumberland County, PA. The Society maintains a library, archives, musuem and lecture hall on North Pitt Street, a museum shop on High Street building in downtown Carlisle and the Two Mile House in South Middleton Township.

Programs and Services

-Research Library
-Education Center
-Photo Archives
-Exhibits (rotating)
-Gallery talks
-Educational forums
-out-reach lectures
-teacher in-services
-volunteer workshops
-walking tours
-adult programs
-family-oriented programs
-annual history journals and newsletters
-History on High Shop


Library Collection: manuscripts, pamphlets, diaries, letters, other documents
Photo Collection: cased photos, stereoview cards, tintypes, lantern slides
Museum Collection: artifacts include furniture, pottery, samplers, clocks, coverlets, and paintings
Education Department: hands-on programs, out-reach lectures, teacher in-services, walking tours and family-oriented programs

Events Calendar

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Experience the Civil War

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