Support CTHS Through the Giving Spree:
Nov. 5, 2020!

On Thursday, Nov. 5, the Adams County Community Foundation will host its annual Giving Spree. This is a day when people within and outside of the local community join together in support of local nonprofit organizations.

The Cumberland Township Historical Society is participating for the second year in a row, and we welcome your support. You can participate in one of three ways:

  • Visit ACCFGivingSpree.org any time on Nov. 5, 2020, and complete your donation online. It’s quick, convenient, and secure.
  • Mail in your Donation Form directly to the Community Foundation to be received by Nov. 5, 2020.
  • Drop off your completed Donation Form directly to the Community Foundation at the Gettysburg Area High School on Nov. 5, 2020, between 1 and 5 p.m.for contact-free, curbside giving.

As always, we appreciate and greatly value your support.

Welcome to the Cumberland Township Historical Society!

Whether you live in Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pa., or are a nonresident interested in the history of this community, we welcome you to our website. Click here to learn more.

We also invite you to browse through the website, join us for our quarterly public meetings (listed at right and held at the Church of the Brethren, 1710 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg), and sign up for our email list to receive our quarterly newsletters and meeting notices.

CTHS Featured on Community Media’s ‘Open House’

CTHS Board Chairman Cyril Ackerman recently visited Community Media of South Central PA, where he was featured on CM’s “Open House” segment. Click below to watch Cyril’s engaging overview of the Cumberland Township Historical Society.

Catch Our Monthly Column in the Gettysburg Times

Turn to the Gettysburg Times on the fourth Tuesday of every month to learn more about the history of Cumberland Township. That’s when a CTHS member or guest columnist shares their knowledge about some aspect of the township’s rich past. Click here to see recent columns. Subscribers to the Times can also read recent columns online at www.gettysburgtimes.com under the “Columns” tab.

A Community Born from the Manor of Maske

Image courtesy of www.waymarking.com.

Source: www.waymarking.com

Cumberland Township lies within the Manor of Maske, one of many such parcels of land in Pennsylvania that was reserved for the family of William Penn and not to be used for common settlement. Jim Flook, park ranger with the Gettysburg National Military Park, recently wrote about the Manor of Maske in the GNMP blog. To learn more, click here and then scroll down to the entry for Aug. 2, 2013.

Commemorative Items for Sale

Need a special gift? Look for the CTHS commemorative items available for purchase at the next Society meeting or contact Tom Clowney, 717-334-5406, for more details and pricing on:

  • a cozy throw depicting Sachs Covered Bridge
  • pens, letter openers, magnets, and ornaments made with wood from a tree that witnessed President Lincoln on his way to Soldiers National Cemetery