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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.

Featured Stories:
Women in World War II

Encyclopedia

The Cumberland County Historical Encyclopedia is a growing publication on the history of the Cumberland County. Covering a wide range of topics and the entire Cumberland County geographic region, the Encyclopedia seeks, to be an initial entry point to those interested in the County's history. Entries seek to provide a list of resources available as well as showcasing some of the Cumberland County Historical Society's own collections.

About

The Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library is an initiative of the Cumberland County Historical Society (CCHS). The Gardner Digital Library seeks to further the Society's goal of collecting, preserving, interpreting, and advance the rich history of Cumberland County through the promotion of its history and stories.

Stories

Cumberland County has been the home of thousands of individuals and organizations. Each has contributed to its history in ways both small and large. The Gardner Digital Library collects these stories in the Memory Bank. From Oral Histories of local experiences in World War II to serving in local civic organizations to growing up in Carlisle, Silver Springs, the West Shore, or Shippensburg, the Memory Bank is a place where the collected stories of Cumberland County can be shared and engaged with presenting a fuller history of the County.

Volunteer

The Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library relies on the contributions of volunteers to expand the topics covered in the Cumberland County Historical Encyclopedia and the stories in the Memory Bank. Their are many ways you can contribute to increasing access to the history of Cumberland County including writing/editing encyclopedia entries, sharing your memories in the memory bank, or helping others share their memories.