Tagged with Kingsport Public Library and Archives

Tennessee Eastman Explosion, October 4, 1960

Where were you on October 4, 1960-the day of the Eastman Explosion??? ***Please remember the photographic images on this site are the property of the Archives of the City of Kingsport and are governed by U.S. and International copyright laws. Please contact the archives for permission to use images or request reproductions*** Fifty years ago … Continue reading

Ancestor Appreciation Day 2010

Today, September 27, is Ancestor Appreciation Day! Ancestor Appreciation Day is a  day for learning about and honoring your family’s ancestors. Below is an article “Celebrating Ancestor Appreciation Day” by Flint Mclintock Ancestor Appreciation Day is celebrated each year on September 27. The observance of this day gives us the chance to reflect on our … Continue reading

Series 5 Postcards

The new set of postcards (series 5) can now be purchased at the Kingsport Public Library’s circulation desk, the reference department, and in the archives. Each set includes 5 different scenes and are only $5.00! Postcards are also available for purchase individually for $1.00. You can inquire about individual postcards in the archives. There are … Continue reading

“My Boys” by LeRoy Sprankle

Every so often I like to get on Ebay and do a search for Kingsport items. It is fascinating sometimes what you can find, a lot of really neat items. I recently came across two different listings for LeRoy Sprankle’s book “My Boys.” I think it is great that the book is being sold on … Continue reading

Fun Fest Genealogy Workshop-Climbing Your Family Tree

Climbing Your Family Tree 2010 Bring your family history to life! This will be an informative and entertaining program on finding and using resources in researching your family and local history. Also, you will find out what your library has available to help your research. This event will be led by Kenny Stallard, genealogy and … Continue reading

Wedding Photographs by Thomas McNeer, Jr.

Keeping with the theme of the last post I thought I would share some wonderful wedding pictures by the late photographer Thomas McNeer, Jr. The Zimmermans were married September 6, 1946. According to the wedding announcement the bride “wore a blue woolen suit with black accessories and a corsage of white chrysanthemums. A strand of … Continue reading

Wedding Getaway Cars

It is June so you know what that means…June Weddings! June has long been the leading month for weddings. There are many theories on why this is but one to note is that June is the month that was dedicated by the Romans to the queen of the gods Juno. The goddess Juno was the … Continue reading