…how we became the Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Library? Well, prior to his death October 1, 1917, Dr. Moses Greeley Parker made plans with his sister, Mrs. Mary Morrison, to build a public library in Dracut. He donated $10.000 for the project.
Dr. Moses Greeley Parker was an incredible man! Among his many accomplishments, he was the first to photograph the tubercular bacillus; the first to photograph electric currents and to show they take the form of spirals (this meant that if telephone wires were spiraled messages could be sent over longer distances); and he also is credited with inventing the telephone directory system – so you can thank Moses Greeley for your telephone number!!
Would you like to learn more? Come to the library and ask for
“The Photographic History of Dracut, Massachusetts” by Donat H. Paquet with photographs by Peter Bell.