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Cumberland County Historical Society

The Cumberland County Historical Society is the premier history center in south central Pennsylvania and one of the oldest historical societies in the nation. Located in the heart of downtown Carlisle, it is home to an award-winning museum that is free and open to the public. In addition, the History Center offers educational programs that include field trips, walking tours, classroom visits, history camps, and more. The extensive library and photo archives draw researchers from around the world, and the Shop expands the Center’s mission by offering demonstrations, works by local artists, and items relating to local history. In furtherance of the mission to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the rich history of Cumberland County, PA, the Center maintains the Two Mile House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and available for weddings and other special events.

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