Sunday, May 23, 2010

Students Visit Old Jail Museum Complex

During May it was the pleasure of the Historical Society to welcome students from Greenwood and Hackett Schools to the Old Jail Museum Complex. They were kind enough to write thank you notes. Here are some of their comments and observations.

"Yesterday was the best day of my life."
"I can tell that a long time ago they had to work hard."
"In the school they only had one teacher. That's crazy!"
"I learned about how hard it was to do stuff back then."
"Thank you for showing me all that asom stuff."
"Thank you for taking out some of your time to show us all of the cool stuff."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Williams Donate 1887 Atlas

Ronnie and Ann Williams of Greenwood presented an 1887 Atlas of Sebastian County to Glenda Wallace, historian of the South Sebastian County Historical Society, at the group's May 17 meeting. The Atlas contains maps of all Sebastian County cities, townships and villages is existence in 1887. The document is being prepared for display and will soon be available for viewing in the Old Jail Museum's document room. Many thanks to the Williams family for this wonderful addition to the Museum's collection of historic documents.

Shown in the photo are (left to right) President Ruth McConnell, Ann Williams and Ronnie Williams.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rick Yates Addresses Historical Society

Rick Yates, Northern Brigade Commander, Sons of Confederate Veterans, General Richard M. Gano Camp, was the guest speaker at the Monday, May 17 meeting of the South Sebastian County Historical Society. Yates discussed plans for the up-coming opening of the Richard M. Gano Civil War Museum at Chaffee Crossing. The museum will feature civil war documents and artifacts, with emphasis on items relating to Sebastian County and the surrounding area and the roles of the Cherokee and Choctaw nations in the War Between the States.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Airing of the Quilts: May 15, 2010

Scattered showers welcomed visitors to Greenwood's first annual "Airing of the Quilts," but a few raindrops didn't dampen their enthusiasm. Visitors from across the state, and as far away as Texas, California and New Mexico, enjoyed the artistry of quilters at four historic sites. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by Alpha Delta ESA, benefitted the South Sebastian County Historical Society.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Airing of the Quilts

Come out for the first annual "Airing of the Quilts" Show May 15, 9- 5 PM, Greenwood. Antique and contemporary quilts displayed in four historic locations in Greenwood- Harper House, Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Old Jail Museum Complex (including Vineyard Log Cabin, Redwine School House, Old Jail and Old Barn.) Register to win a quilt. Vendors at VFW on the Square. Tour starts at Harper House, corner of Main and Denver. Refreshments. Tickets available at each location, $5. Proceeds benefit South Sebastian County Historical Society.