Category Archives: Publications

Fall 2023 “Facts and Fiddlings” Now Available

The Faulkner County Historical Society (FCHS) recently published its “Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings” Fall 2023 issue. While members receive their issue via email, others may purchase copies at the Faulkner County Museum.

The new journal features an article on the Peter Paul Loetscher family, written by Dan Durning, a retired Duke University and University of Georgia professor who lives in Washington State. The Loetschers, one of the first homesteaded a 160-acre farm on land today bounded by Continue reading

Historical Society Publishes Sesquicentennial Issue

Facts and Fiddlings journal, Faulkner County Historical Society

By Cindy Beckman, special to the Log Cabin

The Faulkner County Historical Society (FCHS) has published a special Sesquicentennial issue of its journal, “Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings,” to recognize and celebrate the county’s 150th birthday.

Named for Sandford C. Faulkner, planter, storyteller, and fiddler known for his popular mid-19th century folk song, “Arkansas Traveler,” Faulkner County was created April 12, 1873. One of nine counties formed during Reconstruction, the county was carved from Continue reading

Bryant to Speak at Annual Meeting on April 21

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

Winter 2021 Facts & Fiddlings Highlights Church’s Long History

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