Image: Dam on Mountain Creek by Jim Bradley

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An initiative of the Cumberland County Historical Society the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library seeks to fulfill the Society's mission of collecting, engaging, and sharing the stories of Cumberland County.

Highlighted Stories

Clair Tritt

Interview of Clair Tritt by Linda Benzon for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library.

E. Jean Bixler

Jean Bixler during interview

Interview of E. Jean Bixler of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Bixler discusses growing up in Boiling Springs as well as her family.

Highlighted Entries

Carlisle’s Irvine Row - The 19th Century

Scan of undated map, made by Carlisle printers Holcomb and Tizzard c. 1823,  shows how all the lots facing the square were shortened to make room for the new alleys

Fronting on Church Avenue, adjoining St. John’s Episcopal Church on the Square, the eight brick houses that make up Carlisle’s Irvine Row are the rare survivors of an intact nineteenth-century streetscape. They stand on Lot #171 in the original plan of Carlisle.

Helen H. Stevens (1902-1994)

Photo portrait of Past Presidents of Carlisle Civic Club

Born in Chicago on September 18, 1902, Helen Stevens was a long-time and very active member of the Carlisle community, whose life work was associated with finding assistance for individuals needing mental health services.

Featured Stories:
Women in World War II