Category Archives: Local history

When the Path to Freedom Isn’t a Legal One

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. In the light of today’s rhetoric, this could be construed as an inflammatory statement, but there’s no political commentary intended here. Instead, this blog delves into the Underground Railroad, … Continue reading

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Hot! Hot! Hot!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Evansville faced a number of devastating fires in the 20th century … let’s take a peek at some of these. “The Fendrich family — a father, mother, and four … Continue reading

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Delving Deep into the Past

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. You can learn a lot about history by visiting cemeteries. With apologies for the pun in the title, let’s head over to Evansville’s Oak Hill Cemetery. “Oak Hill was … Continue reading

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Elvis is IN the Building!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. The King performed in Evansville for the second and last time, at the now demolished Roberts Stadium, on October 24, 1976. People camped out/stood in line for 2 days … Continue reading

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Right Place, Wrong Time

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Being at the right place at the right time is the ideal, but sometimes plans don’t work out and the opposite comes true. So, it was with Indiana and … Continue reading

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