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Artifact of the Week — January 6, 2022

Jan. 6, 2022 The Schoolhouse Rock! series premiered on ABC on Jan. 6, 1973. The first season featured Multiplication Rock, short cartoons showcasing multiplication tables set to music by singer and songwriter Bob Dorough. Did you know Dorough was born in Cherry Hill in Polk County, AR?! The Schoolhouse Rock! series later included Grammar Rock, … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — November 25, 2021

This Southside High School drill team was the first group to be accepted into the National Drill Team in 1987-88. Laura Grigsby, team captain, and five of her senior teammates were invited to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in November, 1987 wearing these uniforms, with other drill teams from across the U.S. The … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — November 18, 2021

Copy of a photo of little Margaret Young McInteer Miller, age 2 years and 5 months, born in New York City on November 19, 1908. Her mother took her to the New York Foundling Hospital, saying she was unable to take care of the infant and wished to give her to the Catholic hospital. Before … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — November 4, 2021

Mr. Tony Perrin recently donated to the museum an Independence County Deputy Sheriff’s badge, circa early 1900s. When found, the badge was missing the state seal, which was replaced as a professional courtesy by badge manufacturer Irvine & Jachens in San Francisco, California. Mr. Perrin cited at least five Independence County officers who lost their … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — October 28, 2021

Here are a couple of nostalgic Halloween items from the museum’s collections. First is a Halloween postcard from Thelma Pickens to her parents in October 1922.  The front of the card has “Halloween Greetings” printed in black with yellow background, 2 black cats on the wall with a jack-o-lantern between, and a city scape in … Continue reading »

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