Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

Interviews Videos

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Life on the Big Bear Farms

Diane Cordial and her daughters Cathy, Anne, Carolyn and Marilyn describe growing up on the Big Bear Farms and life in Powell in the 70's, 80's and 90's. Diane's husband Chuck was the farm manager from 1961 until it closed in 1996.

Interviewee(s):   Diane Cordial and Daughters

Interviewer(s):   Carole Wilhelm

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Oct-09-2022


Interview With Sue Heston

Interview with Sue Heston, former Hyatts resident.

Interviewee(s):   Sue Heston

Interviewer(s):   Sherry Carmichael and Carole Wilhelm

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Apr-27-2022


Interview with Don Bell

An interview with Don Bell conducted by Carole Wilhelm on June 25, 2021 for the September 2021 Program. Don grew up in Powell and attended the Powell School all 12 years. He has many humorous anecdotes about Powell in the '30s and '40s.

Interviewee(s):   Don Bell

Interviewer(s):   Carole Wilhelm and Linda Miller

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Sep-06-2021


Don Bell Interview - Extras

A few extra clips from the Don Bell interview, not included in the main video, that reveal more of Don's personality.

Interviewee(s):   Don Bell

Interviewer(s):   Carole Wilhelm and Linda Miller

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Sep-06-2021


Donna and Charlie Lawrence Talk About the Powell School

A 1994 video with Donna and Charlie Lawrence talking about their experiences at the Powell School in the late '30s and early '40s. It provides an interesting window into school life at that time. Times have changed!!!!

Interviewee(s):   Donna and Charles Lawrence

Interviewer(s):   Carole Wilhelm

Videographer:   Bob Wilhelm

Jun-29-2021


Mildred Evans McNeal Interview

Mildred Evans McNeal was the daughter of Hazel Martin Evans, the oldest daughter of Albert and Mary Martin, the first occupants of the Martin-Perry House. Mrs. McNeal was recorded while touring the house in November 1994

Interviewee(s):   Mildred Evans McNeal

Interviewer(s):   Carole Wilhelm

Videographer:   Bob Wilhelm

Nov-17-2019


Tour the Martin-Perry House with Louise Cornish and Marge Bennett

A tour of the Martin-Perry House guided by Louise Cornish and Marge Bennett who were two of the founders of the Society. The tour was recorded in 1994, just eight years after the Powell-Liberty Historical Society was formed. Louise and Marge provide insights into the Martins and the Perrys and provide background on some of the items obtained to establish the museum.

Interviewee(s):   Louise Cornish and Marge Bennett

Interviewer(s):   NP

Videographer:   Bob Wilhelm

Nov-02-1994