Recently I was asked to scan an image that contained the stone archway that was located at the 24th Street entrance to Glen Miller Park, and I was reminded that I know very little about it. Years ago when
The Reference Department at Morrisson-Reeves Library (MRL) recently had a request for information about Baxter Elementary School. The caller was particularly interested in pictures of the old Baxter building and of construction of the current building. The caller has childhood
There are times when the Reference Department at Morrisson-Reeves runs out of leads. A gentleman called last week from California who had purchased a barber’s station that he was told came from Richmond. He said it was in a barber’s shop from
A recent request to the reference team at MRL led to a woman I had forgotten about but who frequently was seen around Richmond in the past – Ethel Gibson, AKA the Bicycle Woman and, as her health declined, the Bag Lady.
Richmond in 1916 celebrated 300 years since the Bard’s death with an all-day sampling of his works. As the cover states, it was “Presented by ALL OF RICHMOND for ALL OF RICHMOND” and the list of participants is quite large. Many groups of
“…co-owner of a shoe store” read a small section of the obituary, but, as many of us know, there is often much more to a story than meets the eye. Violet Merritt passed on June 30, 2015, at the age of
Since several members of the Local History Team work on the Reference Desk, some of the posts on this blog will be about topics that originated with reference questions. Sometimes, as in this case, reference skills can only go so