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  • WWII Rosie the Riveters

    Dr. Heidi Strobel will be presenting a program titled "Harmony of the Homefront: Homegrown Rosie the Riveters" tomorrow (March 20, 2013) starting at 6:30 in the Browning Room at Central Library. This program will feature information from an oral history research project Dr. Strobel conducted...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 03-19-2013
  • Evansville in WWII Digital Collection

    EVPL worked with the University of Southern Indiana and the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science for the last year on the " Evansville in WWII " Digital Collection. The collection was funded with a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 03-04-2013
  • EVPL Photo Collection

    In honor of the Library's 100th year, we created an online collection of the library from past to present. The collection started with 98 pictures and the first two annual reports (1913 and 1914). We uploaded another 8 pictures this afternoon. This collection will continue to grow throughout the...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 02-18-2013
  • Book Talk: Postcard History: Evansville

    Are you interested in Evansville and its history? Have you often wondered what parts of Evansville looked like years ago? If the answer is "yes!' then be sure to come to the Large Group Room on Central's 2nd Floor on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30. Joseph Engler will be speaking about his new...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 10-29-2012
  • Do You Know Your Local History?

    Test your knowledge of Evansville history by attending the Do You Know Your Local History quiz show in Browning Room B at 6:30 on Tuesday. I have designed a lot of tough questions to test your knowledge. This program is part of the Evansville Bicentennial, Historic Preservation Month, and the Summer...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 06-02-2012
  • 1888 Bird's Eye View of Evansville

    To help celebrate the Bicentennial of Evansville and Historic Preservation Month, EVPL has enlarged an 1888 Bird's Eye View map of Evansville! The map is 10 feet by 15 feet, so you can see a lot of detail. It is located at Central on the 2nd Floor just outside the Indiana Room. Be sure to sign the...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 05-22-2012
  • Quilts As Signals Along the Underground Railroad

    Were quilts used as signals for escaping slaves along the Underground Railroad? With the tradition of oral, not written, history, and the daily use of quilts (none left now), there is no actual proof that such was the case. But isn't it an interesting theory? Come learn about the quilt patterns and...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 10-03-2011
  • Preserving Your Past: Photographs

    Don't forget to join me this Wednesday evening (September 22) at 6:30pm in the Large Group Room at Central Library. I will be talking about how to extend the life of your old photographs through an integration of traditional preservation practices and technology use. I will be showing examples of...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 09-18-2010
  • Constitution Day -- September 17th

    September 17th is the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. It's a great day to spend some time learning about this important document that affects all of us who live in the United States of America. If you click right here , you'll go to the National Archives page for...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 09-16-2010
  • New Local History Titles

    The Indiana Room, located on the 2nd Floor of Central Library, has received several new titles. The Interim Reports for Clay County, Dubois County, Washington County, Union County, Crawford County, and Decatur County. Interim Reports contain information about historic structures in each county are are...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 09-02-2010
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