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Arkansas State University Heritage Sites

A-State Heritage Sites serves as the umbrella for all of the university’s heritage sites. The office is located in the Historic Kays House, 2506 Aggie Road, on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro.

Arkansas State University
Heritage Sites
P. O. Box 2050
State University, AR 72467
Telephone: 870-972-2803

Ruth 2014Dr. Ruth Hawkins, Executive Director
Ruth is Director of Arkansas State University Heritage Sites, which includes overall responsibilities for policies and programs at the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza, Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village, the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott, and the Historic Dyess Colony:  Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess. Ruth also is Executive Director of Arkansas Delta Byways, a 15-county tourism promotion association that promotes Eastern Arkansas and its two national scenic byways: Crowley’s Ridge Parkway and the Arkansas Great River Road, and is a faculty member in A-State’s Heritage Studies Ph.D. program.  rhawkins@astate.edu

PaulaPaula Miles, Assistant Director
As Assistant Director for Arkansas State University Heritage Sites, Paula provides administrative support and oversight for the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Lakeport Plantation, Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Education Center, and the Historic Dyess Colony:  Johnny Cash Boyhood Home.  She also is Treasurer for Arkansas Delta Byways. Her responsibilities include serving as office manager, coordinating special events, and developing ongoing activities in the Delta region and along the Crowley’s Ridge Parkway and the Arkansas Great River Road national scenic byways.
pmiles@astate.edu