Author Archives: Faulkner County Historical Society

Faulkner County: Its Land and People Revisited

Faulkner County: Its Land and People Revisited is the newest publication of the Faulkner County Historical Society. Published locally by Crossman Printing in Conway, this is an heirloom you will cherish and be able to pass on to your children and your children’s children.

This new 322-page edition includes edited and updated articles from the original volume, Faulkner County: Its Land and People, published in 1986, as well as new articles on aspects of the county not included earlier. Pictures from the society’s photo collection housed in the UCA Archives are also Continue reading

2020 Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings Available at Museum

The Faulkner County Historical Society’s 2020 editions of its historical journal Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings are available for purchase at the Faulkner County Museum. The Society celebrated 60 years in existence in 2019, and its journal has been published since 1960.

The family home of the Halter family graces the cover of the winter, or Christmas, edition. This beautiful house still stands. It is well maintained and a favorite among local citizens. The issue contains the story Continue reading

2020’s Most Endangered Places in Arkansas

Preserve Arkansas’s 2020 Most Endangered Places list includes a nationally significant military hospital, a Trail of Tears witness structure, the Grapette Company headquarters, a Charles Thompson-designed bank, a historic mercantile, Lafayette County’s first jail, and a New Deal-era high school building. Preserve Arkansas is also featuring Little Rock’s oldest municipal golf course as “One to Watch.”

The Most Endangered Places Program is Continue reading

Spring 2020 Facts and Fiddlings Published

The spring 2020 edition of Faulkner Facts and FiddlingsFaulkner Facts and Fiddlings, the journal of the Faulkner County Historical Society, has been published. Society members should have received their copies in the mail this past week.

This issue features stories written by several people in the community who have a passion for preserving our county history as well as a love for preserving the history of their own families. Continue reading

Jimmy Bryant Set to Speak at Annual FCHS Meeting

Jimmy Bryant, former UCA Archivist who is now Director of Arkansas Heritage for the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Faulkner County Historical Society which will be held Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mills Library located in Hendrix College’s Mills Center.

Bryant, a Conway resident and former Faulkner County Historical Society board president, now oversees the four heritage museums and four heritage resource agencies that work to preserve, protect and promote the natural and cultural history of Arkansas. Continue reading