Category Archives: Activities

Spring Historical Society Meeting on April 22

The Spring 2017 Faulkner County Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, April 22, at Lake Beaverfork starting at 10:00 a.m. We will be located at the pavilion near the bridge site.

Our guest speaker will be Julie Bowers from Workin’ Bridges; she will discuss the findings from the dismantling of the bridge. She will talk about the master welder and apprentice stamps on the bridge.

There will also be a booth for sharing stories about the bridge, also an opportunity to purchase t-shirts that depict the bridge. Cookies and water will also be available.

Spring 2016 Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings

The spring edition of the Faulkner County Historical Society’s Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings journal is now available. The issue highlights the origin and long-time service of Hiegel Lumber Company; the beginnings and assimilation of the St. Joseph Colony; Conway’s last milk man, Neidth Nooner; and one of the county’s original entrepreneurial families, the Thomas and Jane Carter family of Holland.

Cindy Burnett Beckman, retired from teaching social studies at Conway High School, authors the in-depth article on Conway’s popular Hiegel Lumber Company Continue reading

Sharp County Adds Historical Marker

Arkansas Civil War Markers

Sharp County is the 73rd Arkansas county to install a historical marker paying tribute to the Civil War, according to the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

The Sharp County Historical Society sponsored the marker that commemorates Ephraim Sharp (Sharp County’s farmer/state legislator namesake) and the Civil War in Sharp County; it will be placed at West Main and Court streets in Evening Shade.

The Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission’s goal is Continue reading

Groups Focus on Preserving Old Grave Sites

gravestone, Faulkner County Historical Society

by Jordan Gass-Pooré
Published in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on August 24, 2015

Without records or maps, a young Theresa Lundberg, her mother and siblings would routinely search for the burial site of her maternal grandfather.

All the Lundbergs knew was that he was somewhere in a Catholic cemetery in the small town of Pomfret, Md., where his wife and many other family members are buried.

“It kind of became a game for my sisters and I,” said Lundberg, a Bella Vista resident. Continue reading