Category Archives: Field Trip
In 2011, Ned Irwin accepted the challenge of establishing an archives for the State of Tennessee’s oldest county; Washington. Originally, as the records were gathered to Jonesborough from various county offices and storage sites, the old courthouse was modified to … Continue reading
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
Have you ever wondered how a large academic library keeps the most frequently used books in its collection in good condition? Who takes care of the rare volumes? I got to find out when the head conservator of the Harold … Continue reading
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
I just returned from a week-long trip to Utah where I was researching for my current writing project. While I was there, I got to spend an entire day at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections wing of the Harold … Continue reading
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.
Recently, Laura Smith, the Education and Outreach Archivist for the Archives of Appalachia in Johnson City, gave me a wonderful tour of the facility. Located on the 4th floor of the Sherrod Library at East Tennessee State University, the archives … Continue reading
Contrary to the popular song, David Crockett was not born on a mountain top in Tennessee. A friend and I recently visited the Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park. Along the banks of the Nolichucky River, visitors can examine a replica cabin and … Continue reading
April was a beautiful month for visiting Nashville and the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA). It is always exciting for me to have the opportunity to tour an archives.