Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Catch us next Saturday from 10-2 at the bazaar at Curves on the Square. We'll be selling notecards with original art, our 50th anniversary cookbook, Old Jail ornaments, and the beautiful history of the Rox school, "If These Rocks Could Talk."
Thursday, November 29, 2012
And, now, a note for you Nancy Dane fans. As part of the Museum's observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War we have come to know and appreciate Nancy and her writing. Nancy's Civil War novels are now available as audio books and in hardback. Also, there will be a book signing at the Prairie Grove Battlefield Museum this weekend, Dec. 1st and 2nd. The Park is commemorating the sesquicentennial with a big reenactment. It should be a wonderful event for the whole family. Check out Nancy's website and her new facebook page. http://www.nancydane.com
Friday, November 2, 2012
We'll be selling our 50th anniversary cookbook "Receipts to Recipes," which is full of recipes and photos from generations of Greenwood cooks, the 2011 Key Magazine, Christmas postcards featuring a snow-covered Redwine Pioneer Schoolhouse, and baked goods (pumpkin bread, banana bread, cookies and cakes by the slice).
Enjoy a hayride, pumpkin stacking, all those great festival foods, and lots of crafts.
See you there!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Looking forward to our next Buried Treasure event. Aiming for May!
Monday, October 8, 2012
While we're hoping for a sunny day, rain won't stop the show. In the event of bad weather, we will gather under the large brick pavilion on the west side of the cemetery. Parking will be on cemetery drive behind the pavilion on the west side of Ware Road.
Hope you can join us while we honor the memories of these citizens of yesterday.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
The battlefield is accessed via Boone Road or Nickeltown Road, but is located on private property. Heavily wooded and rock and boulder covered, it is a rugged site. One can imagine the challenge of drawing a wagon or riding a horse or mule over the terrain. It is said some families earned their livelihoods rescueing travelers and repairing their vehicles throughout the history of the road. (It was used as recently as 1930.) As Larry recounts the story of the battle, we can envision Rebels hidden behind every boulder.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
With Bobby at the helm, the guys stacked the rails, stopping often to reposition the ones that Bobby said "needed fixing." It was a great exercise in teamwork with the guidance of an inspiring leader. In the background, as they worked,we could see the coal car that Bobby and wife Martha donated to the Society during the construction of the Coal Miner's Memorial. We lost Bobby last week. He will be remembered for many things, among them his determination, perseverance and drive to make sure everything was done "just right." Bobby's can-do attitude inspired us all. Thank you, Bobby.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
We thank you for your enthusiastic support of our programs and activities. Since we opened for the season in May, we've had 793 visitors!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
We find ourselves this hot summer thinking about some forgotten and/or vandalized area cemeteries that have come to our attention. We are launching into a project with some concerned citizens, Historical Society members and volunteers to investigate their status and, hopefully, begin repairs and make a plan for on-going maintenance. The task will take a lot of organization and dedication. We'll be looking for volunteers. Stand by for future announcements.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
|Volunteers with Coordinator Paula Resch (red shirt)|
on the steps of the Old Jail.
Volunteering at the Museum can be a great learning opportunity for home schoolers or a wonderful service project for high schoolers, too.
Those of us who spend a lot of time here see the parents who bring their toddlers, moms who bring prom-going couples for photos, brides and grooms who marry at the log cabin, and walkers on their way to the trail who check on our flowers. We see what a focal point the Museum District is to the community. We invite all ages and abilities to join us in preserving our history and keeping our Museum district beautiful and functioning. If you're interested in participating, please contact us at SSCHS, P.O. Box 523, Greenwood, AR 72936.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
We pause to recall and express thanks for the many contributions of long-time volunteer coordinator Jane Stewart Ware, who passed from this life on April 22.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Official first day of operation will be May 2 when busloads of school children begin their annual visits.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
- Fewer quilts were made in the 1950s than at any other time in American history.
- Quilting resumed with the celebration of the Bicentennial in 1976.
- Popular quilting patterns were printed in the Kansas City Star.
Martha Beshears of Epsilon Sigma Alpha joined Kay in leading a discussion regarding the upcoming Airing of the Quilts quilt show. SSCHS Members were pleased to learn that popular local quilter Jeannie Evans will present a special display of miniature quilts at the show.
We hope you'll join us there.
Saturday, May 19, 9AM-5PM Sunday, May 20, 12PM-4PMHistoric Rock Gym
Tickets are $5 and are available at the door
Call (479) 928-1600 or (479) 883-0254 for more information
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
And Spears...Judge Jim Spears will entertain the Historical Society with a presentation regarding legendary U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monday evening at 7 PM at the Community Room of Farmer's Bank. All are welcome to attend. Judge Spears is the founder of the Bass Reeves Legacy Initiative and serves on the Board of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.