Author Archives: Kari
I love creating and hanging exhibits. It satisfies my former art teacher-self while challenging my current archivist-self. So, when the Exchange Place Living History Farm invited me to create the first archival exhibit for their new museum, I said “Let’s … Continue reading
This post is full of unabashed nostalgia and I will not apologize for it.
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the City Charter for modern Kingsport. Celebrations kick off with a party at the Farmer’s Market on March 2 at 3:30. But, we’ve started celebrating early at the archives with a new exhibit!
Well, not your neighbors, but who were your ancestors’ neighbors? Searching neighboring households in the Canadian or US Census and nearby graves on the FindAGrave website are two ways to find your relatives’ relatives!
Every once in a while, but not too often, you meet someone with whom you feel an immediate sense of respect, love, and connection. That’s what happened to me in October when I was photographing a cemetery in Sullivan County, … Continue reading
Colder temperatures have inspired the new archival exhibit at the Kingsport Public Library. We searched family albums, photograph collections, and organizational files for snowy scenes and wintery themes.
In 1971, the Sullivan County Historical Commission began an extensive survey of existing historical buildings throughout the county. Members interviewed residents, photographed properties, and researched courthouse documents. Their deadline? The American Bicentennial.
On September 1, this year, I was researching a Carrier relative on Ancestry.com. I did something I rarely do, I added “Family Trees” and “Photos & Maps” to my search. I found this picture. Four ancestors I had never seen … Continue reading
A presidential election is just around the corner and it has me thinking about the ways Kingsporters have participated in politics and helped shape the area’s political history. That thinking and research has lead to a new archival exhibit at … Continue reading
Recently the Archives of the City of Kingsport acquired two trophies from the Kingsport Theatre Guild that are making the most entertaining and informative addition to the collection. I have posted a guest blog about it on the Archives’ blog.