Artifact of the Week
This “Carolina Lily” quilt was handcrafted by Pernicia Dodds Cook or her daughter-in-law Ophelia Lamb Cook sometime between 1870 and 1880. V.Y. Cook, son of Pernicia and husband of Ophelia, was a prominent merchant and planter in northeast Arkansas who established the town of Olyphant then later moved to Batesville. The Cook-Morrow home, built in … Continue reading
September 17 is Constitution Day! This image is of a 17-inch American flag with 46 stars, made of silk and attached to a black wooden staff with gold top, made between 1908 (when Oklahoma became the 46th state) and 1912 (when New Mexico became the 47th state). This flag belonged to donor John Stevenson’s father.
Roxie Southerland and other members work with sewing machines at a McHue Extension Homemakers Club meeting.
Boy Scout Patch, August 1935. National Jamboree in Washington D.C. Patch belonged to Paul Rhodes. Did not get to attend Jamboree was cancelled due to the polio epidemic. Patch is 3″ in diameter with 8 pointed star. Capitol dome in center of patch. Colors are red, white, blue, navy and yellow.
Front Street when flooded in Newport, Arkansas, August 2, 1915. Arkansas Bank and Trust. L to R: unknown, unknown, Hurst, G (cashier)/Henry, D. (bank president)/Shell, A.J. (bookkeeper & father of Hugh Shell)/McCustin, J.F. (sheriff)/Adams, D.D., Sr. (president Union Bank, Batesville). Water was 2 feet deep in the Bank. Two to 10 feet deep all over … Continue reading