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
Conway has released a Request for Proposals for individuals or firms to develop a historic preservation plan for the City.
Responses are due on Friday, August 2. Continue reading
Waddy William Moore III
January 29, 1928 – June 15, 2019
Waddy William Moore III, of Conway passed away on the morning of June 15, 2019 at the age of ninety-one years and six months. He was the only son of Waddy William Moore, Jr. and Floretta Elizabeth Williams Moore, both deceased.
He is survived by Gay, his wife of almost sixty-six years, their two daughters, Bonnie Moore McNeely (Dennis) of Roswell, GA and Elizabeth Moore Peatross (Kenneth) of Little Rock, AR, and five grandchildren, William Charles McNeely, Elizabeth McNeely, Lucy Moore, Rachel Peatross and Shea Peatross. Continue reading
100 YEARS AGO, 1919
♦ Proprietors of soda fountains and ice cream parlors began collecting a one cent tax on each drink sold for 10 cents or more. Another tax was to be collected on perfumes and various other toilet articles. There was opposition to the tax and complaints about Continue reading
100 YEARS AGO, 1919
♦ A German helmet would be awarded in a contest between the Alpha and Euzelian societies at Central College. Advertisements written by members of the two societies would be presented newspapermen of the city, and the society whose “ad” urging support of the Liberty Loan Bonds was judged best, would receive the helmet. Continue reading