Author Archives: Faulkner County Historical Society

October is Archives Month in Arkansas

Governor Asa Hutchinson officially proclaimed October as Archives Month in Arkansas. The Arkansas State Archives will celebrate with activities across the state focusing on various events and personalities important to our state’s history.

National Archives Month is held each October to raise public awareness of the value of archives and records to our society. During October the Arkansas State Archives are holding three genealogy-focused half-day workshops, one at each location.

For more information about the events see the Arkansas State Archives online..

“Spirits of the Cadron” on October 13

Cadron Blockhouse, Faulkner County, Arkansas

Travel by lantern light to the annual “Spirits of the Cadron” to hear first-hand ghost tales told by guides portraying historical characters at the Historic Haunted Cadron Settlement Park, 6200 Hwy. 319, Conway, on Saturday, October 13 from 6-8:45 p.m.

Sponsored by the Faulkner County Historical Society and the Faulkner County Museum, these haunted tours through history will start at the Cadron Blockhouse. Continue reading

Quitman College: “Looking Back”

This past weekend, our road trip included a stop at Quitman Fest. It was while we were driving through this small town on Highway 25, which straddles both Faulkner and Cleburne counties, that we turned onto College Street, a street that runs north and south from the downtown area.

Yes, there was once a college in Quitman. The Quitman Male and Female College, usually called Quitman College, was chartered in 1871, the first Methodist educational institution established Continue reading

Through the Cabin Window – September, 2018

100 YEARS AGO, 1918

♦ Arkansas State Normal advertised TUITION FREE for the fall term to students wishing to prepare as teachers. “Necessary expenses for board, books and supplies will be $160 to $200 for nine months. Students will board at a splendid modern dormitory for $15 a month. All who are 16 years of age and have completed the common school course are eligible. Continue reading