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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

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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

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Kingsport: Gaines-Anderson Cabin Reconstruction

Back in April, 2014, I photographed the dismantling of the Ambrose Gaines/John Anderson cabin on Highway 11 W in Kingsport, Tennessee. The next month, I began photographing the reconstruction of the cabin at the Exchange Place in Kingsport.

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Archives: Wessyngton Plantation

In the fall of 2011, as a graduate student in archives, I attended the annual conference of the Society of Tennessee Archivists in Nashville. One of the speakers was John F. Baker Jr., who was presenting his research on his … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site

It’s finally spring! I decided to celebrate with a field trip to the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site in Johnson City, Tennessee. My last visit there was about 14 years ago. Since then they have doubled the size of their visitor’s … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Overmountain Victory Trail Celebration

Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22,┬áSycamore Shoals State Historic Area hosted the 2013 anniversary celebration of the Overmountain Men muster, march, and victory at the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain. Heavy rains may have drowned out the sound of cannon … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Netherland Inn Bank Barn Tour

Today was a special day. John Scott of the Netherland Inn Association (NIA) gave me a personal tour of the newly reconstructed Bank Barn. As far as we know, the bank barn was on the Netherland Inn premises until about … Continue reading

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Day 8: Reference

Brittany was away from the archives on a research/writing day, so I was on my own, today. I started in the conservation lab, where I completed the last step of a library repair I started last week. Remember this?

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