A Subsidiary of Five Rivers Historic Preservation, Inc.
The Museum Is Open:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
and open the second Saturday of each month 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
S U M M E R L E C T U R E S E R I E S
Our museum is happy to host the following lectures this summer. Lectures begin at 6:30 pm at the Museum’s Joe Martin Annex:
- July 22: Carla Rabinowitz speaks on the Bettis and Drew families who founded Pocahontas. A descendant of Bettis, she will be signing copies of her book “Borderers: Becoming Americans on the Southern Frontier.” View lecture video HERE.
- July 29: Tom Dillard speaks about the pearling industry in our area. Dillard is the former Director of Special Collections at the University of Arkansas and a former Department of Arkansas Heritage Director. View lecture video HERE.
- August 5: Steve Shults will speak about law enforcement in Randolph County. Shults is a former Arkansas State Trooper, former Randolph County Sheriff, and current director of the Law Enforcement Training Center at Black River Technical College. View lecture video HERE.
- August 12: Brooks Blevins, the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University, will speak about the Ozarks. View lecture video HERE.
- August 19: Dr. Ziegler’s account of her 1970’s interviews on African American baseball in Randolph County with Roland and Helen McCarroll and Myrtle Johnson and their memories of the Birdell baseball team that grew into a northeast Arkansas baseball powerhouse in the 1930’s-40’s. View lecture video HERE.
- August 26: Johnnie Archer speaks on the history of real estate sales in Randolph County.