Monday, October 24, 2011

Join Us At Fall Fest

SSCHS will be at Fall Fest, November 5 at Bell Park in Greenwood. Please stop by our booth while you're enjoying the activities and beautiful fall weather. Look for our big banner. We'll be selling Key Magazines, various books of local interest, Old Jail t-shirts and notecards designed by local artists Glenda Wallace and Martha Efurd.
The star of our show, however, will be miner Charlie McNabb (portrayed by Charles Efurd). Efurd will relate the story of Charlie's search for gold right there in Bell Park. Charlie acquired a map from a Native American showing the location of the treasure, reportedly buried by early tribesmen in order to hide the treasure from the approaching explorer LaSalle. Come out and hear this fascinating true tale as only Charles Efurd can tell it.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Buried Treasure was Pure Gold!

Thanks, Greenwood and Sebastian County for the great turnout at this afternoon's Buried Treasure event. Over 80 guests attended the first annual celebration of Greenwood citizens of days gone by. If you missed it, catch the coverage on 40/29 at 5:30 and 10.

We're enouraged by your response and plan to expand the event next year!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Upcoming Events

Reminder: Buried Treasure event at Greenwood Memorial (City) Cemetery, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2 PM, no admission (donations appreciated). A fun event celebrating the history of Greenwood through the lives of her citizens. Please join us for the first annual event!

Regular monthly meeting of the Historical Society Monday, Oct. 17, 7 PM at the Community Room, Farmer's Bank. Cody Faber of the Fort Smith National Historic Site is the guest speaker. All are welcome.Refreshments following meeting.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

SSCHS members have had so much fun researching for our October 16 "Buried Treasure" event. We've learned much from family, friends and historical records about the people we're honoring. We hope you can make our first event!

We plan to expand it and make it an annual affair- adding new cemeteries and maybe a candlelight evening event. Won't you join us? Sunday, October 16, 2 PM, Greenwood Memorial (City) Cemetery on Bell Road. No admission, though donations are always appreciated. Any donations received will benefit the Historical Society.

Directions: Traveling east on Highway 10, turn left at City Hall onto Bell Road. Follow Bell Road to the cemetery, which lies on the right. Parking available at the site. For more information, contact the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce at 479-996-6357.