Save the Date: 270th Celebration of Cumberland Township
The Cumberland Township Historical Society is teaming up with the Mary Penn Bed and Breakfast to celebrate the 270th anniversary of the township’s founding.
On June 1, all are invited to attend the event at 1716 Mason Dixon Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Planning is still in progress, but the day will feature actors portraying Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, who surveyed the famed Mason-Dixon line from 1763 to 1767, French and Indian War re-enactments, Colonial-era games for the kids, and much more.
Watch this space for more details!
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
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