Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Digging Your Local History

My Library has a History Diggers group.  Patrons in grades K-6 learn how to make historical research fun.  On December 3, 2012 (I include the year to make it easier for future historical researchers reviewing my blog posts), our History Diggers will make their own state or town flag designs and will uncover answers to many popular local history questions.  You, too, can play along!  Click here to see a list of questions for our history diggers. Mooresville mysteries to be solved!  Way cool.

My Library has several go-to resources for local history.  Links?  Right back at'cha.

MPL Website

MPL Blog

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The key to using the blog as a local historical research tool is your command of the search line.  In the upper left-hand corner of the blog, there is a search line.  Our handy red arrow illustrates.

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If you're looking for specific information about a particular place, person, or thing (nouns, in a word), type in your search word(s).  For example, if you want to learn about any dry goods stores that operated in downtown Mooresville, say, a century ago, try out dry goods downtown in the search line.  If you'd like to dig out the history about songs written in praise of Mooresville (or the people who settled around there nearly 200 years ago), try Mooresville song.  Interested in the history of hospitals in Mooresville? Search for Mooresville hospital.  You will find answers!  See how much fun digging for local history can be?

  • Local history "treasure trove" videos.  Our playlist is below. Click it, and the videos play!  Amazing thing, technology.  (Click the "next" button on the player below to jump to the next video in the playlist.)



Suppose, for instance, you'd like to know more about the history of the Mooresville Sanitarium.  Click the next button on the player above until you reach the video that talks about it.  Easy as pie!  But you'd have to talk to Programma Mama and Savvy about that.

If you'd like to join our History Diggers, check our online calendar for meeting dates and times.  



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat


P.S.  You live in a ghost town.  Our video explains.  Just substitute the name of your town (if you live somewhere else) in place of Mooresville in the video.


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