Meet the Team

Julie Rockwell

EBT Archivist

Julie Rockwell is the EBT Archivist, hired as an independent contractor through her business, Julie K Rockwell LLC, Museum and Archival Collections Services. Throughout many career transitions, she has held leadership, project management, and instructional positions in the theatre arts, the culinary and hospitality industry, and higher education before recently entering the fields of museum and archival collections management.

Julie is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs earning a Master’s in Museum Studies and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Digital Curation. Her studies included an internship at the Smithsonian Institution Archives studying born-digital collections access strategies.  After graduation, Julie was a collections specialist at Penn State University’s Frost Entomological Museum digitizing the aquatic specimens collection. She also holds a Master’s in Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Formerly living in Eugene, Oregon, she held positions at Lane Community College as a special projects coordinator and a pastry and baking instructor for seven years. Returning to her hometown in Ebensburg, PA, in 2013, she furthered her higher educational skills at Penn State Altoona, both as a project coordinator for the Community-based Studies Program and a lecturer for American History survey courses, including Introduction to U.S. Food History. As she became drawn to Pennsylvania Railroad and transportation history, Julie helped curate three exhibitions of the William H. Rau Pennsylvania Railroad Photograph Collection at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art-Altoona.

Julie maintains professional memberships with the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), PA Museums, and various national railroad organizations.

Julie lives in Huntingdon with her husband Curtis Rockwell, who first introduced her to the great EBT.

Sammy Bellin

Archives Technician

Sammy Bellin is the Archives Technician for the East Broad Top Railroad Archives and Special Collections. He rejoined the archives as part-time staff after spending the summer of 2021 as the archives’ first intern representing Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, where he learned under the tutelage of Julie Rockwell. Together, they started to build the program from scratch and created a spot inventory to determine the scope of the inestimable amount of materials and records found in the collections. Sammy graduated from Juniata College in May of 2022 with a Program of Emphasis in History. Sammy also works part-time for the EBT as both a tour guide and as a ticket agent. Originally from Pittsburgh, Sammy is a huge fan of the Chelsea Football Club. He currently resides in Huntingdon.

Lee Rainey

EBT Curator

Lee Rainey is an original member and the immediate past president of the Friends of the EBT. He currently serves on the FEBT Board of Directors and is a long-time volunteer at Rockhill, both as a tour guide and as part of the FEBT’s volunteer work sessions. He is the author of numerous publications and presentations about EBT history. Dr. Rainey is retired from a career in technology marketing;

ScarletT Wirt

FEBT Archives Custodian

Scarlett Wirt is the Archives Custodian for the Friends of the East Broad Top, and serves as an advisor to the East Broad Top Railroad Archives and Special Collections project.  Scarlett has been active in rail preservation since 2007, serving as Program Director and past President of the National Railway Historical Society’s Washington DC Chapter, where she also volunteers as a chef and steward on the Pullman car Dover Harbor. 

A former National Park Service museum curator and archivist, Scarlett holds certificates from the Western Archives Institute at UC Davis and the US Department of Interior’s Managing Museum Property program. with a B.A. from Maryville College and M.S. from the University of Maryland. Scarlett lives in Laurel, MD where she is a historian with the Center for Cryptologic History.

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