Category Archives: History Center Events

Life on the Mississippi with Mark Twain: An Interactive Journey in the Archives

Before introducing the world to Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, famed author Mark Twain labored on the waters of the Mississippi River as a steamboat pilot’s apprentice. While serving aboard the steamer Pennsylvania during the 1850s, Twain worked alongside several men from … Continue reading

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Your Brother in Arms; Civil War Book Lecture and Signing

As the Civil War Sesquicentennial enters its fourth year, the anniversary continues to afford us opportunities to reflect on one of our nation’s most storied wars. Next Thursday evening, May 15, 2014 from 6pm-8pm, the Detre Library & Archives will host a … Continue reading

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Personal Digital Archiving Workshop

When visiting my grandparents as a child, it was always a special thrill to look at photograph albums from years past or to watch old home movies projected in a darkened room.  Family treasures such as these are often stored … Continue reading

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American Archives Month Celebration: a Duet of Family Archives Workshops

Your great-grandmother’s wedding portrait.  Your grandfather’s first-grade report card.  Your great-uncle’s war journal.  Your grandmother’s scrapbook.  Your first home movie.  All of these treasured family items are pieces of your family’s mosaic.  Built piece by piece, year after year, these … Continue reading

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