Jim Leonard Awarded "Historian of the Year" by Cumberland County Historical Society


Congratulations to JIM LEONARD, who  was awarded the Milton E. Flower Historian of the Year Award from the Cumberland County Historical Society on October 19,2021.

Carmen James read the following at a recent bi-annual meeting of the East Pennsboro Historical Society.

Leonard is a leading expert on the history of eastern Cumberland County. After a career in railroading at the Enola Yard, he willingly shares his knowledge of the history of Enola and surrounding communities. He is currently the Executive Director of the Historical Society of East Pennsboro. Their efforts led to the preservation of the Enola Miller House. In addition to railroading, he is knowledgeable about the history of the Harrisburg Nailworks, located in West Fairview. Recently he has shared his knowledge through two of the CCHS’ “Ten-Minute Talks.” His talks are some of the most viewed videos on our Facebook page. He has partnered with the CCHS education department to support a multi-facility field trip. He is dedicated to promoting the interesting and unique histories of West Shore communities.

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