Category Archives: Local history

Gone, But Not Forgotten

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. If you have watched the 4th of July firework on Evansville’s riverfront or driven down Riverside Drive, you’ve probably seen this. It’s the Four Freedoms monument, celebrating freedom of … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. November 11, 1918—specifically, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month—World War I ended with the signing of an armistice in a railroad car outside … Continue reading

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Remembering the Past through Postcards

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. By now, any summer vacation you took is perhaps just a distant memory.  If you happened to purchase or send any postcards, you may be able to jog your … Continue reading

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Labor Day Plans?

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. School has been in session now almost two weeks and you need a break—one last goodbye to summer before saying hello to serious studying!  Let us look at a … Continue reading

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Recycling … It’s not what you think

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Recycling is a hot topic today–there’s a lot of concern about our air, our water, our atmosphere, even Earth itself.  If you live within the city of Evansville, every … Continue reading

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