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Painting by:

Cheryl Peters

Mt. Tabor Preservation Project Welcomes You

Mt. Tabor Preservation Project at a Glance

A Bit of Background

It all started with one phone call asking for a story about the old church on Cedar Street.  This call and the resulting stories from the Gumby Family led to an overwhelming turnout of neighbors and volunteers.  It all started with a  phone call and the Ward/Smith family found the grave of their grandfather/great grandfather.  Mt. Tabor Preservation Project has grown out of those first phone calls.  The Preservation believes the church and cemetery are an important piece of history and the goal is to ensure that both are on course to be recognized and maintained.

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 It started with a phone call and a family story was heard

Our Story-

Started with a phone call and we were connected to our history

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Heart and Soul

Captured our Stories

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2017/2018 Achievement

  1. Removed trees from roof and covered roof

  2. Stored church furniture in storage locker

  3. Installed fence around cemetery

  4. Selected by Preservation Pennsylvania for 2018  “At Risk Historic Sites”

  5. Listed on 2017 Cumberland Co.Register of Historic  Places

  6. Dickinson College performed Ground Penetrating Radar in Cemetery

  7. Replaced Civil War grave markers and flag holders

  8. Restoration of clock

  9. Landscaped cemetery/reset tombstones

2019 Goals

  1. 2019 fundraising goal is $5,000.00. Bulk of these funds will help pay marker cost/fees

  2. Acquire a State Historic Marker

  3. Begin steps for listing on National Historic Register

  4. Locate additional cemetery that is older than Mt. Tabor 

  5. Steven Campbell, IUP student, to complete 3D and GPR scanning (inside and outside church).  Also collect oral histories,excavation and architectural surveys, as well as metal detecting

  6. Tombstone cleaning

  7. Research history of USCT soldiers buried in cemetery

  8. Find lawn cutting maintenance for both church and cemetery

  9. Focus on church structure


Contact Mt. Tabor Preservation Project

Cedar St, Mt. Holly Springs, PA, USA

Please send your donations to:

Cumberland County Historical Society

21 N. Pitt  Street

Carlisle, PA  17013

Attn: Lindsay Varner

On memo line of check list Mt. Tabor Church

Or Donate Online via the Cumberland County Historical Society Website