Tag Archives: historic sites
Kingsport: Taking a Wide View
The latest exhibit from the Archives of the City of Kingsport provides a wonderful way to see how early Kingsport embraced panoramic photography and to examine how its people used this advancement in photography to celebrate milestones, document the town’s … Continue reading
Posted in Kingsport Tagged exhibit, historic sites, Kingsport, panorama, panoramic photography, photograph 6 Comments
Kingsport: Double Feature
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!
Posted in Kingsport Tagged drive-in, exhibit, historic sites, Kingsport, matinee, movie 2 Comments
Archives: The Little Archives on the Frontier
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
Posted in Archives Tagged archives, exhibit, historic sites, Kingsport, living history, museum 8 Comments
Field Trip: Immanuel Lutheran Church
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
Posted in Field Trip Tagged cemetery, churches, historic sites, Sullivan County 7 Comments
Kingsport: Wintertime is here!
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.
Posted in Kingsport Tagged exhibit, historic photographs, historic sites, Kingsport, winter 5 Comments
Kingsport: Update on History
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.
Posted in Kingsport Tagged Archiventure, historic sites, Kingsport, photograph, Sevier, Spoden, Sullivan County 1 Comment
Field Trip: Rocky Mount
A historic treasure is located just 25 miles from my house and, even though I have visited it many times, I have never featured Rocky Mount State Historic Site on this blog. Today, I am going to correct that, especially … Continue reading
Posted in Field Trip Tagged Archiventure, historic sites, museum, State of Franklin, Tennessee 2 Comments
Field Trip: Our 23rd President
In July, we spent a few days in Indianapolis, one of our favorite towns to visit. There is so much to do, there. But, this trip, we decided to dedicate our touring time to the Benjamin Harrison sites in town.
Posted in Field Trip Tagged Benjamin Harrison, historic sites, Indiana 1 Comment
Kingsport: Scavenger Hunt 2015
It’s FunFest time here in Kingsport, Tennessee! Time for all you history sleuths to pick up a form for the Archives of the City of Kingsport’s Rediscover Kingsport Scavenger Hunt!
Posted in Kingsport Tagged FunFest, historic sites, painted-brick 1 Comment
Kingsport: Death Comes to Broad Street
And by death, I don’t mean murder, mind you, but I do refer to a sad passing just the same. The loss of 1920s-era painted brick advertising.
Posted in Kingsport Tagged historic sites, Kingsport, marketing, photograph, restoration 3 Comments