Come celebrate the season at the OPEN HOUSE at the Faulkner County Museum and Dog Trot Cabin on Saturday, November 7, from 10 am to 4 pm on the Conway Courthouse square. The Museum’s main building and railroad exhibit will be open as well.
The cabin will be decorated for the season and volunteers will demonstrate traditional skills such as wood working, rope making, Dutch oven cooking, blacksmithing, etc. Continue reading
We regret the “Spirits of Cadron” was cancelled due to rainy weather! The “Spirits of Cadron,” a popular fall event of past years, returns this year on Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24.
Sponsored by the Faulkner County Historical Society and the Faulkner County Museum, this entertaining, eerie, and sometimes spooky occasion takes place from 6 to 9 PM each night at the Cadron Blockhouse at Cadron Settlement Park. Cost is only $2 per person or $5 per carload. Continue reading
Interns hard at work! Hendrix history intern Karissa Varga (on left), UCA history intern Rachel Hiller (center), and UCA anthropology intern (and History major) Katelyn Trammell (right) learned corn husk doll making skills which they will demonstrate to the public at the 13th annual Holiday Open House at the Faulkner County Museum on November 7.
The Faulkner County Historical Society conducted its annual program for the public at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 30, at the Faulkner County Library. The guest speaker for the event was naturalist and retired biology teacher, Shirley Pratt.
She brought samples of several common native plants of Faulkner County for participants to examine and learn to identify. She further pointed out some native plants that were used as food, medicine, or in everyday life during earlier times.
Mrs. Pratt earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Hendrix College and master’s degree in health education from the University of Central Arkansas. She has taught at North Little Rock Ole Main High School, Quitman High School and Texarkana’s North Heights Junior High School. She is a docent at South Fork Nature Center near Choctaw, has worked as an Arkansas State Parks seasonal interpreter, has volunteered at the Faulkner County Museum and currently volunteers at Quitman High School.
During the time she worked in the park system, her interest in wildflowers of the state intensified. It was the guide position in a Civil War surgeon’s home at Historic Washington State Park that sparked her interest in native plants as medicines during the Civil War era.
She now lives on the family home place where she grew up, in Happy Valley of the Centerville community, east of Greenbrier.
Photo from Herbal Medicines of the Civil War by Jim Long, used with permission.
The Faulkner County Historical Society will conduct its annual program for the public at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 30, at the Faulkner County Library in the west side room. The guest speaker for the event will be naturalist and retired biology teacher Shirley Pratt.
She will bring samples of several common native plants of Faulkner County for participants to examine and learn to identify, and also discover how some native plants were used as Continue reading