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The Adams County Almshouse Presentation Is Now Online!

CTHS President Elsie Morey spoke in detail about the Adams County Almshouse at the Society’s September meeting. Thanks to Elsie for all the work she put into this presentation, to Gary Thomas for sharing his special find of the Almshouse seal, and to all who attended.

Click either of the links below to view or save the presentation as a PDF. The lower-resolution file is smaller and will download faster. The higher-resolution file may provide some more clarity for viewing maps and photos.

Almshouse Presentation – Low-Resolution File (2 MB)
Almshouse Presentation –  Higher-Resolution File (7.6 MB)


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CTHS is powered by its dedicated members and the time and support they so generously give to the Society. We welcome new members, whether you’re in Cumberland Township, another part of the county or state, or anywhere across the county, who are dedicated to our mission of fostering the identification and preservation of the township heritage and promoting the public awareness and appreciation of this legacy. Learn how your individual, family, or corporate annual membership (or a lifetime membership) can help support CTHS for as little as $20 per year.


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