Monday, November 29, 2010

You're Invited to Our Christmas Tea

Please join us Sunday, December 5 at the 1848 Vineyard Log Cabin for a cup of steaming spiced cider and a homemade cookie. We'll be there from 1:00-5:00 PM. The cabin will be decorated for Christmas and the fire will be blazing. Come by and say "hello."

Saturday, November 20, 2010

SSCHS Featured in Arkansas Encyclopedia Online

The South Sebastian County Historical Society has been entered in the Arkansas Encyclopedia of History and Culture online. The site offers information about the Society and includes photos of some of the attractions and volunteers. Watch for the Old Jail Museum Complex to be added soon.

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish our readers a Happy Thanksgiving!

We'll return after the holidays with information about our Sunday, December 5 Christmas Tea at the Vineyard Log Cabin (1-5 PM).

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Museum- Out In the Community

Although the Museum is closed for the season, activities continue in the community. November 9, Greenwood High School EAST student Erika Lindsay presented an overview of the South Sebastian County Oral History Project to a group of parents and community members. Erika is the videographer and video editor for the project. Erika has donated many hours of service and her considerable talents to the project.

November 11 SSCHS member and former officer Vernon Stewart took helmets from the Museum collection to the veteran's celebration at Greenwood High School. ROTC members guarded the artifacts.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Old Jail in the News, 1894

The Old Jail Museum Complex was buzzing this week with photographers and their subjects, taking family portrtaits on the grounds. The log cabin, jail and barn provide wonderful backgrounds for photos, especially this time of year.

There's always been a lot of activity around the Old Jail. Some events were reported in the January 1894 Fort Smith Elevator newspaper.

SEAB JONES, arrested on suspicion of killing MRS. R. S. BRIDGEMAN and confined in the Greenwood jail, made his escape last week. He was captured near Huntington, evidently Seab was not very anxious to get away.

These days the excitement at the Old Jail is confined to the visitors who enjoy the exhibits. As winter draws near, the old exhibits are coming down to make way for the new.