Kingsport Yesterday Program-Barbara Goodlett

Please join the Friends of the Archives at the Annual Meeting and Betty Gibson Memorial Lecture!

Barbara Goodlett’s program “Kingsport Yesterday” will focus on the development of Kingsport, a planned “Model City”, with its interesting people and entertaining events along the way through those years.

The Program will be on October 14 at 6 pm in the Kingsport Pubic Library’s Mead Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

A native of Kingsport, Barbara Goodlett currently serves as a member of the Kingsport Library Commission and as a liaison to the Friends of the Archives Board.

An educator, who taught English at Dobyns-Bennett High School and was also an assistant principal there, she is a published author. Her book “Twenty Three Valentines from Marsha” was published world-wide by Reader’s Digest Association, and other articles gave appeared in Good Housekeeping, Guideposts, Plus, and the Upper Room.

In addition she has served on many civic boards in Kingsport, including Volunteer Kingsport, Girls’ Inc., Goodwill Industries, The Literary Council, and the Kingsport Board of Education. Barbara’s father came to Kingsport in 1925 to work at the Big Store and her mother came in 1931 to teach first grade at Robert E. Lee School.


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