This installment of Mooresville Moments, a local history video series, looks at the Pure Oil gasoline station, which was located on the southwest corner of Main and Indiana Streets in downtown Mooresville, Indiana, which had been the site of the Lindley Block (burned down in 1925).
Libraries have a rich history in Mooresville, Indiana. We began as a workmen’s subscription library in 1855, and, in 1912, Mooresville Public Library was established to serve the residents of Mooresville and Brown Township (Morgan County). We’ve been a staple of our community for over 100 years and are proud of our progress and continued successes thanks to our patrons, staff, business supporters, and board members.
A STORIED PAST … A BRIGHT FUTURE
Interested in learning more about our early beginnings? Journey through the decades with us. Click the photos below, or click here, to learn our story. Click the slideshow (below the photos) to watch our centennial celebratory slideshow (2012). Scroll further down to see links to our “treasure trove” local history blog, which recounted the library’s historical highlights during our centennial celebration (2012). Read about the MPL “Carnegie” building dedication on January 27, 1916 (in the next day’s Mooresville Times).
OUR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATORY SLIDESHOW (2012)
2005 ADDITION CONSTRUCTION VIDEO
Want to see what the library looked like during construction of our 2005 addition? Watch the video below.
A “TREASURE TROVE” OF LIBRARY HISTORY
Click the links below to read our “treasure trove” local history blog, which highlighted the library’s history during our 2012 centennial celebration. (Visit our blog for more historical information about Mooresville and Morgan County, Indiana.)
The ISL Genealogy Division and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division have transitioned to a new online catalog. The catalog allows users to search over 5,300 records containing millions of items. Click here to read more and to access the catalog.
MORGAN COUNTY (INDIANA) GENEALOGY/FAMILY HISTORY
The MPL Indiana Room focuses upon local (i.e., Morgan County) family histories but has additional genealogical resources available through our web site (e.g., Heritage Quest Online), on the library campus (e.g., Ancestry Library Edition), and in our print collections.
Morgan County Public Library's genealogy department (at the Martinsville main branch) offers a wonderful service for those researching genealogy and family history. You may "book a genealogy librarian" to assist you or your group in your research. Click here to learn more.
Search millions of records housed within the Indiana Archives by using the Research Indiana Catalog, which simplifies the process of searching the Archives’ collection by providing listings of more than a quarter of a million holdings. Some of these commonly sought-after materials include Indiana military, immigration, institutional and vital records.
OUR INDIANA ROOM COLLECTIONS
Books & magazines about Indiana subjects.
Local & State History
Emphasis on Mooresville & Morgan County history; Indiana history resources; Yearbooks for Mooresville schools; Microfilm (local newspapers, magazines); Vertical files (local & state history).
Ancestry Library Edition online genealogy & history database (onsite use only); Heritage Quest online genealogy & history database; Legacy Links (online local obituary database); Morgan County cemetery records; Local obituary card files & newspaper clippings; Vertical files (family histories, genealogies); Local family histories (books); Microfilm (genealogy); Other genealogical materials.
Use your Evergreen Indiana library card to check-out the Indiana State Museum Library Pass, entitling up to four persons to free general admission, parking discounts, and more! Click the video below for further information. 2018 UPDATE: In addition to the Indiana State Museum, the ISM Library Pass is now accepted at 11 state historic sites. The hours for the State Museum are now Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. They are closed on Mondays.
CLICK (ABOVE) TO WATCH ISM PROMO TRAILER
EITELJORG MUSEUM PASS
Use your Evergreen Indiana library card to check-out the Eiteljorg Museum Pass, entitling you to FREE admission for up to four adults, plus an unlimited number of children or grandchildren age 17 or younger. Free parking is available in the White River State Park garage when you use the pass. Click here to learn more.