Birth of the Bluff City: 1819-1865

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Memphis Room - 4th Floor

Event Details

Come see how Memphis became the city it is today.

Join us as we learn the early history of the bluff city. Using drawings, photographs, and historical maps from the library’s collections, we’ll explore the streets of Memphis as it grew from a sleepy hamlet along the Mississippi River to a bustling boomtown on the eve of the Civil War.

This is the first in a series of programs celebrating the two hundred year history of the city of Memphis.

Event Type(s): History/Genealogy, Bicentennial
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Scott Lillard
Scott Lillard
(901) 415-2742