Carlisle History

A living history of Carlisle, PA

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Welcome To Carlisle History! This forum is dedicated to building a greater understanding of how Carlisle has changed over the years.

This site was started as a class workshop in American Studies at Dickinson College, in association with the Downtown Carlisle Association, the High “I” Project, and the Cumberland County Historical Society. Each student conducted at least two formal interviews with people in the community (now available here). In addition, inspired by our conversations with local residents and community leaders, each student developed research on a particular area of interest (now available here). With all of this information compiled together, we hope that this site will begin to serve as a more personal cartography, or mapping, of the place where we reside. For a list of contributors, please visit our contact page.