Thursday, November 22, 2012

Digging For Local History

Mooresville Public Library has a History Diggers group.  Patrons in grades K-6 learn how to make historical research fun.  On December 3, 2012, our History Diggers will make their own state or town flag designs and will uncover answers to many popular local history questions.  You, too, can play along!  Click here to see a list of questions for our history diggers. Mooresville mysteries to be solved!

My Library has several local history resources:

MPL Website

MPL Blog

If you're reading this, you're already here!

The key to using the blog as a local historical research tool is your command of the search line.  In the upper left-hand corner of the blog, there is a search line.  Our handy red arrow illustrates.

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If you're looking for specific information about a particular place, person, or thing (nouns, in a word), type in your search word(s).  For example, if you want to learn about any dry goods stores that operated in downtown Mooresville, say, a century ago, try out dry goods downtown in the search line.  If you'd like to dig out the history about songs written in praise of Mooresville (or the people who settled around there nearly 200 years ago), try Mooresville song.  Interested in the history of hospitals in Mooresville? Search for Mooresville hospital.  You will find answers!  See how much fun digging for local history can be?

  • Local history "treasure trove" videos.  Our playlist is below. Click it, and the videos play!  Amazing thing, technology.  (Click the "next" button on the player below to jump to the next video in the playlist.)

Suppose, for instance, you'd like to know more about the history of the Mooresville Sanitarium.  Click the next button on the player above until you reach the video that talks about it.  Easy as pie!  But you'd have to talk to Miss Meg and Miss Rachel about that.

If you'd like to join our History Diggers, check our online calendar for meeting dates and times.  

Friday, November 2, 2012

Updated "Treasure Troves" on New MPL Website

In August, 2012, MPL launched its new website.  Recently, the Indiana Room and Local History web pages were updated and expanded. Click the images below to go directly to those web pages.

 Click image to go to our Indiana Room web page

Click image to go to our new Local History web page

We have an extensive collection of old photographs from Mooresville and the surrounding area in our Indiana Room.  Our promo trailer below give a glimpse.  Click the play button (in the center of the image below) to start the video.