Category Archives: Kingsport
Summer is a great time for blockbuster movies and trips to the drive-in. It’s also a good opportunity to look back at the movie theater history of Kingsport as well as the films projected on our town’s silver screens!
Back in 2014, I wrote a blog about Grass Dale, the mansion centerpiece of what was once the Groseclose plantation in Kingsport. Several people posted comments and expressed interest in the home that they frequently drove past.
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!
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.
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.
Any letter that comes into the archives where I volunteer that mentions ‘hogs’ and ‘lard’ in the same paragraph is guaranteed to get scanned.
It’s summertime! Time for swimming pools and slip ‘n’ slides, trips to the lake and wading across creeks. The newest archival exhibit at the Kingsport Public Library is all about ways to cool off on hot summer days.