Carlisle Journeys a biennial initiative of the cumberland county historical society


“Carlisle Journeys: Places of Memory and the Unfolding Stories from the Carlisle Indian School


The year 2018 marks the centennial of the closing of the Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. For this biennial conference the Cumberland County Historical Society will be partnering with Dickinson College and the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition to bring workshops, panel discussions and a major art exhibition to a broad national and local audience as a means to respectfully grieve and celebrate the long lasting effects of the first off-reservation federally funded Indian boarding school.

We look forward to broad participation from the local, national and international communities. The Saturday, October 6th 2018 events will be held at the Historical Society and Dickinson College. This year’s call for presentations will be targeted to the stories of Carlisle Indian School descendants and descendants of the two dozen Indian Boarding schools modeled after Carlisle. Please check back for more information as plans move forward.



Dr. John Bloom, Shippensburg University
Ory Cuellar (Absentee Shawnee)
Cara Holtry Curtis, Librarian, CCHS
Dr. Nikki Dragone, Dickinson College
Dr. Jacqueline Fear-Segal, University of East Anglia, England
Dr. Gary Gordon (Mohawk), Professor (Retired)
Jason Illari, Executive Director, CCHS
Barbara Landis, CIIS Biographer, CCHS
Matthew March, Education Curator, CCHS
Suzanne Reynolds, Volunteer, CCHS
Dr. Susan Rose, Dickinson College
Malinda Triller Doran, Special Collections Librarian, Dickinson College
Dovie Thomason, International Storyteller
Dr. Louellyn White (Mohawk), Concordia University, Montreal


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