Selections from the Flood Project Now Online!

By , March 30, 2012 3:57 pm

A variety of Flood Project interview clips and images are now online in the library’s Digital Collections. The interview clips and images highlight themes of rescue, community response, and flood damage in Nashville neighborhoods such as Antioch, Bellevue, and Pennington Bend.

Check out the Digital Collections to hear thrilling rescue stories, see pictures of devastating flooding, and more:

Flood Anniversary Exhibit Now at Nashville Public Library

By , November 22, 2011 12:46 pm

The Nashville Flood Anniversary Exhibit is now on display at the Nashville Public Library! You can view the exhibit in the Nashville Room on the second floor of the downtown Main library. The exhibit will be displayed at the library until the end of the year.

The Nashville Flood Anniversary Exhibit depicts the May 2010 flood and the city’s recovery with pictures, stories, and video footage. Commissioned by Mayor Karl Dean’s office and paid for by private donation, the exhibit was created in partnership with The Tennessean and 1220 Exhibits, a local museum and trade show exhibit company. The exhibit made its debut at the city’s flood anniversary ceremony Voices Rising: Remembering One Year Later at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and then traveled to community centers that served as Disaster Information Centers after the flood.

Bellevue YMCA Site Recap

By , September 2, 2011 2:15 pm

Last weekend, library staff and volunteers recorded 32 flood interviews at the Bellevue YMCA recording site! We want to give a big thank-you to the folks who shared their stories, the staff of the Bellevue YMCA & FiftyForward J.L. Turner Center, and our volunteers for all their help in making the site a success.

If you missed the Bellevue YMCA site, we are still doing interviews for the Flood Project at the downtown Main Library. To schedule an interview, please contact Susannah Gibbons: (615) 862-5804 x 6226 or Susannah(dot)Gibbons(at)

Share Your Flood Story at the Bellevue YMCA

By , August 19, 2011 3:41 pm

Library staff and volunteers will be recording stories at the Bellevue YMCA on Friday, August 26th (9-5 pm) and Saturday, August 27th (9-5 pm).

Please contact Mary Makley to schedule an interview:

LibraryFloodStories (at) comcast (dot) net

(615) 497-7536

Bellevue YMCA Recording Station Flyer

Flood Project Update

By , July 18, 2011 2:11 pm

Interviews are still being conducted for the Flood Project. So far, 95 interviews have been conducted and people have shared over 785 flood-related photos in the Project’s Flickr site! On the Flickr site, you can see pictures from Downtown Nashville and areas such as Bellevue, East Nashville, North Nashville, and Donelson.

Project 60-Day Report Highlights

By , March 31, 2011 4:42 pm

In the past sixty days, Nashville Public Library has launched the Flood 2010 Digital History Project. Here are some project highlights:

  • NPL has successfully collaborated with 16 different organizations and agencies.
  • NPL has led 5 oral history workshops and trainings, resulting in 31 new project volunteers.
  • The first project Recording Station was set up to capture the voices of residents in North Nashville. Collaborating partners from the North Nashville/Bordeaux Restore the Dream Center led the way in assisting NPL with identifying interviewees (Feb. 22-24).
  • An additional 25 interviews were conducted in less than 60 days at the Main library’s Special Collections Center. The next Recording Station will be conducted at the Brentwood Library, April 12-16.

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