Mooresville Public Library

Mooresville Public Library
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

President Reagan's Visit to Mooresville, Indiana (June 19, 1985)

Long-time residents may well remember June 19, 1985, when President Ronald Reagan visited Mooresville, Indiana.  The Mooresville Chamber of Commerce published a commemorative book about the event, which we have digitized and you may read online.  Just click the following links below:

The book is also available to checkout from our Evergreen Indiana catalog.

1985 photos courtesy of

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Our "Virtual" Walking Tour Now on YouTube

Our "virtual" walking tour of historic downtown Mooresville, Indiana is now available to watch on the MPL YouTube Channel.  Or you could just click the graphic below to play the video.

Click Image (Above) to Play Video

Once the video is playing, to view the video "full screen," click the full screen box in the lower right-hand corner of the video box (above).

Monday, August 3, 2015

2015 Old Settlers Festival & Parade

The 2015 Mooresville (Indiana) Old Settlers Festival will be held at Pioneer Park from Sunday, August 9, 2015 through Tuesday, August 11, 2015.  Click here for a map.

The festival begins with the Old Settlers Parade on Sunday, August 9, 2015, at 2 p.m., which runs along South Indiana Street into downtown Mooresville, then along East Main Street to Indianapolis Road to Pioneer Park.

Watch our video to learn more about the history of this annual event, which began as a town picnic on August 9, 1870.  Our online handout about the picnic's history is also available.

MPL Treasure Trove Video #6
"History of Old Settlers Picnic (1870-Present),"
by Mooresville Public Library

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Morgan County (and Other Hoosier) Bridge Histories

Dr. James L. Cooper, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, has a historical bridges database available online.  Click the links below to find information about Morgan County (and other Indiana) bridges.

We also have two computer CDs with bridge photos to accompany the database information. They are available to checkout in our Evergreen Indiana catalog.

Dr. Cooper has published books recounting the history of Hoosier bridges.  These are available to checkout in our Evergreen Indiana catalog.

Click book covers to go to E.I. catalog