Month: June 2016

Curator’s Corner: Promotional items

Who can resist the allure of a free T-shirt? From shoehorns to hacky sacks, icepicks to mouse pads, promotional items are such a ubiquitous part of our consumer society that they are often overlooked. Whether they are the last surviving remnants of a short-lived business venture, mementoes from an iconic local organization, or collectibles from […]

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Betty Luther: The Woman Behind “Ann Carroll”

Elizabeth “Betty” Luther was born in Bell Buckle, Bedford County, Tennessee, one of three children. She was daughter of Frank Streed Luther, a descendant of American Revolution hero James the “Regulator” Emerson, and Irene Whitaker a descendant of Matt Martin , another hero of the American Revolution. After her father’s death, Betty and her family moved to […]

Event June, 25: Find Your Legacy: Genealogy Workshop

History isn’t just about those people who we read about in books or watch in documentaries. Our individal and family stories forge a rich tapestry of our local, regional, national, and even international history. Unfortunately, many of us don’t know our backgrounds, and many of us don’t even know where to begin searching for answers. […]

Event June 18, 2016: Death on the Calle del Diablo–The killing of “El Pablote” and the Birth of the Narcocorrido

Join us this Saturday, June 18, 2016, at 10AM for Bob Chessey’s presentation on Juarez drug kingpin Pablo Gonzalez. Pablo “El Pablote” Gonzalez was one of the first “drug lords” of Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico. “El Pablote” practiced his craft from 1924-1930. In 1930 he was killed in a gunfight inside the red light district of Juarez. […]