Carlisle History

A living history of Carlisle, PA

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Interviews with the Carlisle Community

Throughout the semester, we interviewed residents in the local Carlisle Community. We are very grateful to our interviewees for their assistance with our project. Here are some of the transcripts and clips from those interviews.

KAREN BARONE
Main Street Manager of the Downtown Carlisle Association
Interview by Ellen Simon

JANET BELL
Carlisle resident and local historian
Interview by Yazmin Watkins

PIERCE BOUNDS
Photographer and alum, Dickinson College
Interview by Ricardo Velez

HEATHER CHAMPION
Associate Director, Career Center, and alum, Dickinson College
Interview by Ricardo Velez

JEFF CONWAY
Executive Director, Carlisle United Way
Interview by Carla Nally

DALE CROSS
Executive Director, Employment Skills Center
Interview by Carla Nally

ALAN DUXBURY
Proprietor, The Carlisle House
Interview by Christina Torres

MARGUERITE GROVE-HARNISH
Librarian at the Cumberland Historical Society
Interview by Christina Torres

CHRIS GULOTTA
Executive Director, Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority
Interview by Molly Osborn

RUTH HODGE
Carlisle resident and local historian
1. Interview by Yazmin Watkins
2. Interview by Shaka Tafari

ELAINE LIVAS
Director of Project S.H.A.R.E
Interview by Christina Torres

ATHEN MAZIAS
The Hamilton Restaurant
Interview by Justin Schaeffer

REV. JENNIFER McKENNA
Reverend and President of the Clean Air Board
Interview by Ellen Simon

PETER MERISOTIS
Owner of George’s Sub Shop
Interview by Edward Manbeck

ROSS MORRIS
Owner and Founder of Piatto
Interview by Edward Manbeck

MATTHEW PISANO
Proprietor of Mattie’s Cafe
Interview by Gary Mercadante

MARY ROELL
Owner of Bedford Street Antiques
Interview by Molly Osborn

SUSAN ROSE
Professor in Sociology at Dickinson College
Interview by Ricardo Velez

JOHN SHEAFFER
Volunteer Firefighter, Union Fire Company
Interview by Jillian Boland

BILL SERAS
Owner of The Backdoor Cafe
Interview by Justin Schaeffer

DIANE VAUGHAN
Director of Customer Relations, Carlisle Events
Interview by Gary Mercadante

JAMES WASHINGTON
Executive Director, Hope Station
Interview by Shaka Tafari

DAVE WEAVER
Fire Chief Union Fire Company
Interview by Jillian Boland

JEFF WOOD
Owner of Whistlestop Bookshop
Interview by Ellen Simon