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The decision had been sixty years in the making, but when it came, it was like an earthquake across the South. The Supreme Court handed down the Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 4, 1954,...
Advance correspondent In our tour of the museum we now come to the music room located in the southeast corner of the building. This room is one of my personal favorites even though I have as little...
Summer in Arkansas means long, hot days and starry nights. It is a time for kids staying up late chasing fireflies in their back yards and jumping into whatever puddle of water they can find to beat...
This week’s tour will cover perhaps the most elegant room in the museum – the dining room. As you enter, the first thing that strikes you is the beautiful red wallpaper. The pattern is a rich brocade...
A little known story from Drew County history was brought to mind recently while I was attending a meeting in Little Rock. A most interesting and kind gentleman whom I had just met asked about the...
Congressman Norrell
Have you got the winter doldrums or cabin fever yet? The truly cold weather hasn’t really set in, as of today, but I fear it’s coming. I have a suggestion for a good winter project for you, or at...
Driving northward on North Main Street, you cannot fail to see the once-magnificent domed structure on the corner of Main Street and West Wood Avenue and wonder how such a unique building came to be...
In the late 1970s and through the 1980s, millions of people would tune in weekly to watch Dallas, a night-time soap opera about the tawdry scandals and business dealings of a Texas oil family.  At...
On the last Monday of every May, Americans pause to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in the defense of their country. It was a tradition that began as Decoration Day just after the Civil War...
At the dawn of the twentieth century, many Arkansas business and political leaders had high hopes for progress and prosperity for the state in the coming years.  But as Arkansas attempted to move...
This week’s tour will begin in the room in the northeast corner of the second floor. We call it the doll room. This room has dolls and other furnishings that would intrigue children today as well as...
This week we’ll be reminded of the history of a sleepy little Delta community in the far reaches of Drew County that may be relatively unknown to many of us but once thrived, blossomed and found a...
Memorial Day is next Monday, May 26, 2014, and I want to thank each of the veteran servicemen, past and present, for your service to our great nation. I also want to remind you of a little remembered...
This week we’ll review the history of one of Drew County’s   oldest and best known communities, Possum Valley! I can recall first hearing about Possum Valley in the summer of 1966 from a native of...
He was a man of many passions and many ambitions. And in the early years of Arkansas statehood, a time that attracted many men with restless spirits and towering ambitions to the area, Solon Borland...
A recent news release about a grant awarded to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock brought back a few childhood memories for me and I decided to attempt to entice you into a pleasant, yet...
As promised, this week I want to tell you about another Drew County school that most of you aren’t aware of—at least in this context—because it too has “risen like a phoenix” to serve its community...
He was a Massachusetts man, but he fell in love with Arkansas. In the process, Albert Pike, the largely self-educated lawyer, writer, general, and adventurer became early Arkansas’ most outspoken and...
This week we’ll continue to share Dr. Barton C. Kimbro’s autobiographical recollections of his teen years until his marriage in 1885. You’ll recall that his father, Dr. W. C. Kimbro, had moved the...

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