Historical Society meets on March 13

Moore County Historical Society member John Franklin Parkes recently posted this historical photo of the 1918 Lynchburg High School and Lynchburg Elementary students on the Historical Society’s Facebook group page. (Image Provided)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Historical photographs give us insight into our local history in ways that written accounts just can’t. They bring Lynchburg history to life and yield tons of information. That’s why preserving them is crucial. For years the Moore County Historical Society’s Facebook Group has served as an unofficial archive for local historic photographs as current and former residents as well as those interested in the history of Jack Daniel’s Distillery post images there.

The Moore County Historical Society will meet next Sunday (March 13) at 2 p.m. to discuss the best way to preserve historic photos. Carol Roberts will speak about identifying and caring for historic photographs. Roberts serves as the Director of Bedford County Archives and Records. A native of Bedford County, she retired as conservator from the Tennessee State Library and Archives after 33 years. While at the State Library, Roberts preserved books, paper, photographs and many other types of archival collections. She also consults regularly with counties on preserving county permanent records on microfilm and then digital processes. 

All Moore County Historical Society meetings are open to the general public and take place at the Lynchburg Masonic Lodge located just off the Lynchburg Square at 101 Main Street. For further information, contact Michael Northcutt at [email protected] / 931-434-5797 or George Stone a [email protected] / 931-581-2621. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only locally owned newspaper in Lynchburg and also the only woman-owned newspaper in Tennessee. We cover Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}