Cumberland County Historical Society gala features runway show blending history and fashion

Cumberland County Historical Society will hold a gala this fall that will blend history and fashion.

The society said it was inspired by the 2021 exhibit, “A Woman’s Place: The Changing Role of Women in Cumberland County,” to invite regional fashion designers to pull inspirations from its textile collection and reinvent those looks for the modern woman.

“This will culminate in a runway show that blends history with fashion, while celebrating the evolving role of women in Cumberland County.”

The gala will be held 6-9 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Two Mile House, 1189 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, and will include appetizers, beer, wine, and cider from local restaurants, and photo opportunities with Rolls-Royce cars from the Rolls-Royce Foundation. The outdoor event includes a silent auction and raffle with top prizes of Mountz jewelry and all-inclusive Caribbean vacations.

“The Cumberland County Historical Society is excited to examine and share history through a new lens. By collaborating with these fashion designers, CCHS highlights the importance of our collection and how history plays a role to this day,” said Rachel Knapp, museum curator and gala chairwoman.

Tickets are $100 for historical society members and $150 for others. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Cumberland County Historical Society.

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