Carlisle Area Historical Society

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Red Room

Posted by Carol Murphy on July 1, 2015 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (12)

 When CAHS bought the House in 2007, there was a room behind the kitchen with red  carpeting.  It became the "Red Room."  The red carpeting has been gone for quite a while, and 2014, and 2015 saw us transforming the Red Room into a heated, lighted storage room.  This transition continues in July  of 2015. When you visit, ask to see the Red Room.

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WCPP Grant Recieved

Posted by Melody Kirk on May 7, 2012 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Once again the Carlisle Area Historical Society is a reciepient of a Warren County Philanthropic Grant. This grant will be used to paint our museum/house, The Randleman House. The WCCP has been very supportive of our efforts and we certainly appreciate all the help they have given us. This is an exciting project ...

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What a wonderful Holiday Season

Posted by Melody Kirk on December 19, 2011 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Holiday open house was a fabulous success! The deadline gave us that extra push to get the second floor completed and the decorators took over from there. This old house has never looked so grand. It makes you just want to sit and admire the rooms for hours on end.

We had so many events, teas, dinners and private parties this season that my head is whirling and my feet are aching! Once again Mary Sue (with help from Josh) outdid herself  wit...

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Work on 2nd Floor Progresses

Posted by Melody Kirk on November 21, 2011 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Sanding and staining of the floors upstairs at the Randleman house is complete. Today the first coat of polyurethane was brushed on. It will need to cure 24 hours before applying the second coat. Very soon those rooms will be ready to decorate. I am very excited about the upcoming Light Up Carlisle celebration scheduled for December 3rd and 4th. Teams of local families will be decorating the rooms in different themes. A small charge ($5) will be charged to tour the house. ...

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The stairs are gone!

Posted by Melody Kirk on October 23, 2011 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Rex Fowler got the ball rolling for the tear-off of the back stairs. Rob and Danny followed up on his work and were scratching their heads about how to get the rest of the work done when member, Carole Gates suggested her friend Don might come finish the job with his bobcat. Thanks to everyone who completed this big step in the renovation of th...

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Pioneer Voices Cemetery Event

Posted by Melody Kirk on October 23, 2011 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (1)

The Pioneer Voices Cemetery Event was a blast! Both the audience and the cast had a great time and all of us learned a little bit more about the pioneers who settled this area.

It was a beautiful evening with perfect weather. It got a bit dark for the 6:30 performance and a flashlight was needed to help the actors navigate t...

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Questers Donation

Posted by Melody Kirk on September 12, 2011 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (1)

A gift of an antique oak secretary was received in April from our local Quester group, Old Dudley 1221. This gift was made possible by a grant from the State Quester's organization with a matching amount donated from our local chapter.

 Questers is an international organization  edicated to the preservation of history and restoration of historical buildings and artifacts. Questers is made up of small chapters who study histor...

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Mark Twain Event Success

Posted by Melody Kirk on August 1, 2011 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

 The evening was cool enough to be bearable and the rain held off. What an entertaining night!  Recent donors were invited to the pre-performance party to eat, chat and mingle with the actors. Some singing took place and a birthday was celebrated!

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Posted by Melody Kirk on June 27, 2011 at 8:19 PM Comments comments (0)

I just received the CD with the photos that Sandy Morris took at our Civil War Event. They are spectacular. I am going to post my favorite but you will want to visit her website (sandymorrisphotography) to order a copy of your favorite. She and Dani (Captured by Dani) are available for weddings, senior photos and other events. Both are wonderful photographers!

Doesn't it look like a scene out of the past??

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What a Weekend!

Posted by Melody Kirk on June 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (1)

The Civil War Weekend was a smash hit! The weather was perfect and everyone had a wonderful time. Many people asked us to make it an annual event. Carlisle has long searched for something unique to bring folks to town. This could be it!

The reenactors were delighted with the food. Everyone knows that an army travels on its stomach and when word gets around that Carlisle offers up some good home cookin' there will be more soldiers and their...

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