Videos produced by Maples History Center

Local teen, Victoria Lamkey, shares her love of genealogy and her drive to preserve her family’s history.
Storyteller Lew Bolton shares stories about local legend, Wiley Oakley, Roamin’ Man of the Mountains.
Glenna Julian tells about how her family made the decision to settle in East Tennessee after migrating from Germany.
Local storyteller. Earl Baldwin, shares a tall tale about the lowly ‘possum. Hear more of Earl’s stories on his podcast, Secret Smokies. Filmed by Lew Bolton on SCPLS Sevier County Heritage Day, May 7, 2022, at the King Family Library in Sevierville, Tennessee. Edited by John Alexander, Sevier County Public Library System.
Local storyteller and GSMNP tour guide, Ruth Carr Miller, shares stories about her family when they lived in what is now the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Filmed by Lew Bolton on SCPLS Sevier County Heritage Day, May 7, 2022, at the King Family Library in Sevierville, Tennessee. Edited by John Alexander, Sevier County Public Library System
Meet GSMNP Park Ranger Katie Corrigan, who shares a bit of the stories of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as the importance of sharing and preserving our history, heritage, and culture by sharing our personal stories for future generations.
Local storyteller. Earl Baldwin, shares a lagend about his Cherokee ancestor, Eagle Rose, moonshining, and a mountain lion encounter. Hear more of Earl’s stories on his podcast, Secret Smokies.
A compilation of the activities, music, dance, storytelling, exhibits, people, and demonstrations that were the highlights of the first Sevier County Heritage Day.
Retired Sevier County Public Library System genealogist, Theresa Williams, shares recollections and stories about her family during the first Sevier County Heritage Day – Appalachia: A Backward Glance Filmed by Lew Bolton on SCPLS Sevier County Heritage Day, May 7, 2022, at the King Family Library in Sevierville, Tennessee. Edited by John Alexander, Sevier County Public Library System.