Birth of the Bluff City: 1819-1865

Events
Jan 26, 2019 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jan 26, 2019
Jan 26, 2019
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
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.