Places of Memory and the Unfolding Stories from the Carlisle Indian School

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This year’s Carlisle Journeys: Places of Memory and the Unfolding Stories of the Carlisle Indian School is intended to open a dialogue with the many descendant narratives and projects resulting from boarding school and post-boarding school experiences that have emerged during the century since CIIS’s closing. For this biennial conference, the Cumberland County Historical Society will be partnering with Dickinson College to bring workshops, guest speakers, panel discussions and a major art exhibition to broad national and local audiences.

Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations paperbacks and N. Scott Momaday’s books are available for purchase along with others in the Dickinson College Book Store, located in the basement of the Holland Union Building.

Conference Schedule Highlights

October 4, 2018
2 Short Film Screenings and Q&A with Film Directors (Home From School & WGAL News 8's Chronicle: Bring Them Home) that document the first recent disinterments from the Carlisle Indian School Cemetery
4PM, Althouse Hall Rm 106 at Dickinson College

October 4, 2018
Commemoration Keynote Address: Tsianina Lomawaima, "Boarding School Stories as Historic Sites of Memory”
7PM, Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) at Dickinson College

October 5, 2018
Workshop and Chance to Explore Online
Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center
Open to the Public
2-5 PM, Waidner Spahr Library, Dickinson College
October 5, 2018
Gallery Reception and Exhibition Talks
Shan Goshorn, Resisting the Mission
Emily Arthur, Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay
5-7 PM, The Trout Gallery at Dickinson College
October 6, 2018
Carlisle Journeys Conference
Places of Memory and the Unfolding Stories from the Carlisle Indian School
Conference Keynote Address: Christine McCleave
Cumberland County Historical Society
All Day

October 6, 2018
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER N. SCOTT MOMADAY, Kiowa, Pulitzer Prize Winner Author and Artist, "Ancestral Journey"
Book Signing in the Lobby After the Talk
5PM Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS), Dickinson College

October 7, 2018
Breakfast and Descendants Sharing Session
Open to the public, RSVP Required
8AM, Cumberland County Historical Society


Trout Gallery - Dickinson College, Emil R. Weiss Center for the Arts, 240 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013, (717) 245-1344

College Archives, Waidner Spahr Library - Dickinson College, 333 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013, (717) 245-1399

Althouse Hall, Rm 106 - Dickinson College, 45 N College St, Carlisle, PA 17013

Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) - Dickinson College, 360 W Louther St, Carlisle, PA 17013

Cumberland County Historical Society - 21 N Pitt St, Carlisle, PA 17013, (717) 249-7610


There may be a block of rooms reserved at a discounted rate, so please be sure to mention the Carlisle Journeys Conference when making your reservation.

Comfort Suites Carlisle, 10 S Hanover St, Carlisle PA 17013 (717) 960-1000

Days Inn Carlisle South, 101 Alexander Spring Rd, Carlisle PA 17015 (717) 258-4147

Sleep Inn Carlisle, 5 E Garland Dr, Carlisle PA 17013 (717) 249-8863

Super8 Motel Carlisle-South, 100 Alexander Spring Rd, Carlisle PA 17013 (717) 245-9898

More information about lodging / camping in the Carlisle area may be found at Cumberland Valley Visitor’s Bureau.

To register or for any further questions, please visit the Cumberland County Historical Society's Carlisle Journeys Conference Site.