Several in Pocahontas honored as historical convention begins

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – The Arkansas Historical Association began its 76th annual conference in Pocahontas on Thursday, April 20.

Titled “Great War, Great Changes,” the convention will delve into the deep history of the area, especially during the era of the World Wars and what followed.

The three day convention in the hills of Randolph County began with two awards being presented Thursday night at the Randolph County Heritage Museum in the downtown square of Pocahontas.

The “More Than Home Awards,” given yearly by Randolph County Historical Preservation, Inc., was presented both to the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives at Powhatan, NEARA, and to Linda Bowlin who was largely responsible for this week’s convention planning, several told NEA Report.

Events will run Friday and Saturday in the downtown square, from Marilyn’s Clogging Studio to the Downtown Playhouse.

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Photos courtesy Pat Carroll

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