The Spring 2022 “Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings” journal has been published. Members receive their copies via mail and additional copies are available at the Faulkner County Library and Faulkner County Museum that reopens June 21.
The new journal features articles by Jackie Lamar about the historic Oak Grove Cemetery and the new Continue reading
Jimmy Bryant, former UCA Archivist who is now Director of Arkansas Heritage, will be guest speaker at the Faulkner County Historical Society (FCHS) Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. The public is invited.
Bryant, a Conway resident and former FCHS 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. He will discuss the various historical research tools and Continue reading
First Baptist Church celebrated a milestone this year, the sesquicentennial (150 years) of its founding in 1871. A reprint of a Faulkner County: Its Land and People (1986) article by Corinne Westerfield Hilliard Robinson on the history of the church is the feature article for this Winter 2021 edition of Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings. Editor Cindy Beckman has also updated the article to include the church’s more recent history.
Mrs. Robinson’s family members had been consistent members of the church since 1878. She was faithful in documenting the history of the church as well as many other aspects of Faulkner County, contributing many articles to the 1986 county history book. Readers will enjoy learning Continue reading
The newest edition of “Fiddlings” is headed your way.
Read an article by Dr. Bob Crossman on the Butterfield Mail Route. Read Mary Rossi Hiegel’s account of Growing Up in Conway.
There’s also a Look Back at the Professors bluegrass band, an article on Swiss Immigration to Conway, and an article by Nancy Mitchell on the Luyet family. Copies available at Museum for $5.
By Judy Corcoran
The Spring 2021 issue of Faulkner County Facts and Fiddlings, the journal of the Faulkner County Historical Society, is now available at the Faulkner County Museum. Copies may be purchased at the Faulkner County Museum or on order at FCHS, P.O. Box 731, Conway, AR 72033.
This new issue features Nancy Breeden Mitchell’s stories about Continue reading