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Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash Music Festival, August 17, 2013
To learn more about this year's lineup and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Our friends at the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home are looking for items for the restoration project. Check out the list of what's needed, and if you have any of the items, or know where the items can be found, please contact Dr. Ruth Hawkins.
Furnishings for the restored Johnny Cash Boyhood Home are now being gathered, based on descriptions by Cash family members, along with items typical of Dyess Colony homes during the 1930s and 1940s. Please click on this Household Registry regularly to see what has been received and what is still needed. Those who donate items to the house will be recognized on a permanent plaque.
Upcoming AHS Events
"The Hemingway Connection"
Teacher Professional Development Workshop
June 25, 2013, 9:00 - 3:30 pm
To register for the workshop, please click here.
Lakeport Plantation Museum
Lakeport Plantation hosts African American Legislators Exhibit
Arkansas African American Legislators, 1868-1893, a traveling exhibit produced by the Arkansas History Commission and Black History Commission of Arkansas, will be displayed at the Lakeport Plantation during the month of June.
Lakeport Legacies presentation on exhibit:
June 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm
To learn more about the exhibit and presentation, please click here.
Arkansas Heritage Sites at Arkansas State University develops and operates historic properties of regional and national significance in the Arkansas Delta. These sites provide educational resources for formal and informal learning, including serving as living laboratories for students in the university's Heritage Studies Ph.D. program. In addition, they serve as economic catalysts in communities where they are located by attracting heritage tourists from around the country.
Through the combination of restoration and humanities activities, the university strives to enhance the social and economic viability of rural Arkansas Delta towns, as well as provide exemplary educational and research opportunities for scholars, students, and the general public.
Arkansas Heritage Sites also serves as an administrative agent for Arkansas Delta Byways, the official non-profit regional tourism promotion association serving fifteen counties in the Arkansas Delta. These include Arkansas, Chicot, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Desha, Drew, Greene, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett and St. Francis counties. Arkansas Heritage Sites has been instrumental in developing and promoting two National Scenic Byways that traverse this region: the Crowley's Ridge Parkway and the Arkansas segment of the 10-state Great River Road, which runs along both sides of the Mississippi River, from its headwaters at Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
Arkansas State University is committed to working with Arkansas Delta communities to discover, preserve and promote their rich heritage, including developing the region's rural heritage tourism potential, encouraging preservation and enhancing the humanities content of programs offered to visitors.