The 2018 spring edition of Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings, the Faulkner County Historical Society’s journal, is now available. This special commemorative issue highlights the recent restoration of the Springfield-Des Arc Bridge at its new home on Beaverfork Lake.
Previous Faulkner Facts and Fiddling articles by Guy Murphy and Fred Petrucelli about the bridge’s restoration in 1992 are reprinted. They recount the bridge’s history as well as Continue reading
The most current issue of Faulkner County Historical Society’s journal, Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings, is now available. The issue again highlights more of Conway’s cornerstones, markers, and entablatures, continuing on those mentioned in the fall 2016 issue.
Jackie Oates Robinette, retired from teaching middle school science and health in the Conway school system, is the author of a touching article describing and honoring the life or her beloved mother-in-law Lyda Ester Bush Robinette. The story is entitled “She Never Climbed a Mountain.” Also included are more of local story-teller Joe Ward’s homespun and humorous life stories.
“Doin’s At The Museum” by Faulkner County Museum Director Lynita Langley-Ware reports on the reopening of the museum after repair and mold abatement, as well as setting up new displays and the ongoing work to get the hundred-plus year-old building ready for its anniversary celebration. There is information on the museum’s fundraiser, the Buy A Brick – Save A Treasure effort. The museum still has commemorative Christmas ornaments for sale.
The Faulkner County Historical Society is always interested in receiving stories and articles about county history: persons, towns and communities, founding fathers, businesses, buildings, historic events, places, forms of entertainment, etc. Help with ideas and writing are available by contacting any board member or this edition’s interim editor, Judy Krepps Corcoran (judyc[at]conwaycorp.net).
The issue is available for $4 at the Faulkner County Museum, the Faulkner County Library, or by calling 501 329-8584. The Historical Society invites all those interested in county history to our Facebook page. For more information call 501 329-8584.
The Society is having a BOOK SALE! We have found some more hard copy issues of books and past booklets from the FCHS:
♦ The Guiding Star for the St. Joseph Colony, a guide book for Catholic emigrants to the Arkansas River Valley written by Continue reading
If it is diverse reading subjects and styles you like, then the current issue of the Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings may be what you’re looking for.
For fifty-six years the Faulkner County Historical Society has published a journal twice a year with articles of county interest, geographical and historical significance, and even occasional humor in each issue. The stories continue to abound, thanks to the Faulkner County citizens Continue reading
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