Piggott State Bank and the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum will lead a day trip to visit two of Northeast Arkansas’s finest historical sites, including Johnny Cash’s boyhood home. The bus will depart [...]
Piggott State Bank and the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum will lead a day trip to visit two of Northeast Arkansas’s finest historical sites, including Johnny Cash’s boyhood home. The bus will depart the morning of November 14 from the PSB branches in Piggott and Rector and will begin with a tour of the Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home. Dyess was a New Deal agricultural resettlement colony. The Cash family moved to the colony in 1935, and Johnny Cash (then known as J.R.) graduated from high school there in 1950. The tour will feature restored buildings in the center of the colony, as well as the restored Cash family home.
Following the visit to Dyess, the group will continue to Wilson for lunch. After lunch, the tour will continue in Tyronza at the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, which preserves the history of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, formed in Arkansas to help alleviate the plight of tenant farmers and sharecroppers during the Great Depression. Following the visit to Tyronza, the group will return to Rector and Piggott in the early evening.
The price for the trip is $35 and includes transportation, lunch, and admission to the museums. Space is limited. Contact the museum for more information or to save a spot.
All Day (Tuesday)
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