Series takes spectators on a journey through Randolph County history

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – History is one of the most interesting subjects worthy of one’s interest and the borders of Northeast Arkansas are rich with historical happenings.

Many will be discussed and highlighted in an upcoming series by the Randolph County Heritage Museum. All sessions will be held in the Museum Annex, adjacent to the Randolph County Heritage Museum, at 106 E. Everett Street on the Square in Pocahontas.

The The 2017 First Person History Series* at the heritage museum will feature the following events on said scheduled dates:

  • Monday, July 10 at 6 pm: Pocahontas During the Great Depression by Ann Carroll, Virginia Stevens and Jake Foster
  • Monday, July 17 at 6 pm: The History of Pocahontas Businesses and Banks by Frank Bigger and John Jackson
  • Monday, July 24 at 6 pm: The History of the Fourche River Valley by Harmon Seawel
  • Monday, July 31 at 6 pm: To Be Announced
  • Monday, August 7 at 6 pm: Notorious Crimes in Randolph County as described in the newly released “The Creekside Bones” by author George Jared. Books will be available for purchase.
  • Monday, August 14 at 6 pm: The Civil War on our Court Square with M. Jeff Thompson…who was captured in a moment in history! By Dr. Michael Dougan. This event will include dedication of the Historical Marker on the Square which describes the capture of General Thompson who was also known as the Missouri Swamp Fox.
  • Monday, August 21 at 6 pm: Remembering Eddie Mae Herron by Pat Johnson
  • Monday, August 28 at 6 pm: Remembering Alma Spikes by Ann Carroll, Virginia Stevens and Bill Holobaugh.

Featured photo: Ann Carroll, local historian, first speaker, from 2016. 

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