Interview of Randall Adams of the Union Fire Company by Randy Watts on March 16, 2015. The interview focuses on the Union Fire Company in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as well as fire fighting in general.
Cumberland County has been the home of thousands of individuals and organizations. Each has contributed to its history in ways both small and large. The Gardner Digital Library collects these stories in the Memory Bank. From Oral Histories of locals experiences in World War II to serving local civic organizations to growing up in Carlisle, Silver Springs Township, the West Shore, or Shippensburg, the Memory Bank is a place where the collected stories of Cumberland County can be shared and engaged with to present a fuller history of the County.
Arnold discusses the Second Presbyterian Church in Carlisle as well as her experiences working at Cochran and Allen among other changes in Carlisle over time.
Interview of Jake Baker by Mike Snyder for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library.
Interview of Clyde Barr for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Barr discusses his time as the Band Director for the Carlisle High School Band as well as his involvement with the band following his departure.
Interview of Lyn Barr for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Barr discusses her involvement with the Carlisle High School Band as the wife of former director Clyde Barr. Further she recounts her time as the parent of children who were involved with the band and helping to arrange trips across the country and world for various bands.
Interview of Susan Beckey and Rebecca Lender for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library, an initiative of the Cumberland County Historical Society. Beckey and Lender discuss growing up in Silver Spring Township, Pennsylvania and their memories of Cumberland County including the Silver Spring Drive-In, the Silver Spring Speedway, and Cumberland Valley High School.
Interview of E. Jean Bixler of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Bixler discusses growing up in Boiling Springs as well as her family.
Interview of Robert W. Black for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library an initiative of the Cumberland County Historical Society. Black discusses growing up on a farm in Gardners, Pennsylvania during the Great Depression.
Watch an interview of Col. Black conducted by the Army Heritage and Education Center.
Interview of Annette Braught by Blair Williams on February 11, 2016. The interview focuses on Braught's grandparents, parents, and uncle and the time she spent with them growing up in Carlisle. She then discusses her own art work.
Interview of Ivan R. and Greg Bretzman by Pamela Still on July 30, 2015. The interview focuses on the Bretzmans' involvement with the Citizen's Fire Co. No. 1 in Mount Holly Springs and their experiences with the fire station.