Bridge photo by Wayne Kizziar, used with permission.
The Faulkner County Historical Society has been named a finalist for the Arkansas Heritage Award to be presented at the Henry Awards ceremony during the 44th Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference will be held in West Memphis, March 11-13.
The Arkansas Heritage Award is presented to an individual, organization, or community that has made a significant contribution toward the preservation of some aspect of Continue reading
100 YEARS AGO, 1918
♦ The worst blizzard in years hit the state and blanketed it with up to eight inches of sleet and snow. Prof. E.E. Cordrey, local government observer, said thls braved the elements and appeared at the public school. Many Conway families were short of fuel. Continue reading
100 YEARS AGO, 1917
♦ A special service in the interest of Armenian and Syrian sufferers was held by the Methodist church Sunday schools across America. The program consisted of special Christmas music, a pantomime of the story of Continue reading
Arkansas has a new state Department of Arkansas Heritage program that will likely increase the number of historical markers across the state. Arkansas currently has at least 558 historical markers.
The new program states that “a marker must commemorate a historic person, place or event, and significance must have been attained at least Continue reading
Dr. Harry Warren Readnour, 78, a long-time active supporter of the Faulkner County Museum, died at his home on December 15, 2017 in Conway, Arkansas.
He was born March 30, 1939, in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, to the late Harry Wilson and Alice Estelle Sterling Readnour. After graduating from Wynnewood High School in 1957, Continue reading