Oral Histories

A key purpose of the Goshen Guide is to bring information and resources together into one place. We have worked towards this purpose by archiving content, creating maps, and designing search interfaces. But what happens when the ideas and stories we are trying to preserve aren’t in an article, but rather in someone’s head?

In order to preserve the stories from some of Goshen’s key figures, we partnered with the Goshen Historical Society to record and publish a series of oral histories. We hope oral histories spark joy, learning, and remembrances of some of what makes Goshen such a unique place.

Glen Miller Oral History

This Oral History with Glen Miller was recorded on September 1, 2020 in Goshen, Indiana. Those present are: Glen Miller and his wife, Donna Cripe; Doug Risser; and Phil Metzler, interviewer on behalf of the Goshen Historical Society and Community Resilience Guild. "I...

Mike Puro Oral History

This Oral History with Mike Puro was recorded on November 15, 2019 in Goshen, Indiana. Those Present are: David Miller-Derstine, videographer of the Community Resilience Guild; Phil Metzler, interviewer on behalf of the Goshen Historical Society and Community...

Allan Kauffman Oral History

This Oral History with Allan Kauffman was recorded on November 14, 2019 in Goshen, Indiana. Those Present are: David Miller-Derstine, videographer of the Community Resilience Guild; Phil Metzler, interviewer on behalf of the Goshen Historical Society and Community...

Larry Beachy Oral History

This Oral History with Larry Beachy was recorded on August 14, 2019 in Goshen, Indiana. Those Present are: David Leaman-Miller, videographer of the Community Resilience Guild; Aaron Kingsley, interviewer Goshen Forester; and Larry Beachy, the subject of the oral...

Dave Pottinger Oral History

This Oral History with Dave Pottinger was recorded on June 17, 2019 in Goshen, Indiana. Those Present are: David Leaman-Miller, videographer of the Community Resilience Guild; Ervin Beck, interviewer on behalf of the Goshen Historical Society; and David Pottinger, the...

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