Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Monday, January 28, 2013

Local History is Academic Here

Did you know that Mooresville, Indiana has a museum?  It should be no surprise.  My hometown has been making history since before its founding in 1824.

The Academy of Hoosier Heritage
(commonly called the Academy School),
serves as Mooresville's local history museum and
sits adjacent to Newby Memorial Elementary School
on North Monroe Street in Mooresville, Indiana
(photo courtesy of MPL Indiana Room collections, 2009)
(Click Image to Bigify)

The Academy School was built during 1860-1861.  Visit the museum to discover its exciting history, as well as to learn more about Mooresville's local lore. Details are available on the Museum's website.

In 2001, Julie Kyle-Lee, manager of the Academy of Hoosier Heritage, wrote a brief history of Mooresville for the Morgan County History & Genealogy Association. This interesting, informative article is now available through our website.

Museums are totally cool.  There are amazing historical artifacts that reveal how our ancestors (human or feline) lived way back in the day.  It's well worth your time to drop by.  While you're at it, stop by my Library's Indiana Roving Reporter Room.  We're just down the street (about a quarter mile south of the Academy museum).  We've got our share of local history, too.  Plus, we have Scowl-Face.  There's a downside to everything.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  My Library has a playlist of its local history videos.  You probably already knew this, but just-in-case.  Better safe than sorry, I'd wager.

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