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50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. To mark the anniversary, the U.S. Census Bureau has […]

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Herron Center Receives GIF Grant for Hardin Cemetery Fence

The Eddie Mae Herron Museum/Center has received a grant in the amount of $3,380.18 to pay for a chainlink fence at the Hardin Cemetery, located in the Birdell community. The grant was awarded by the East Arkansas Planning & Development District (EAPDD) and is funding through the General Improvement Fund (GIF). Making the presentation was […]

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Community Juneteenth Freedom Fest

The annual Juneteenth celebration will be held June 13 & 14 at the Eddie Mae Herron Center. All activities are free to the public! Friday, June 13th starting at 6pm we will have Family Tree by Cindy Robinette, Maurice Blair will be our guest speaker then the Metro Singers from St. Louis Missouri. Saturday, June […]

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Mr. and Miss Juneteenth 2014

Mr. and Miss Juneteenth 2014 will be held Saturday, June 14th at 10am at the Eddie Mae Herron Center. Registration fee is $10 with a $5 additional fee for each category of photogenic, prettiest smile, and best dressed. Dress is Red, White, & Blue casual wear. No pageant dresses or make-up. Divisions are as followed: […]

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Black History Month 2014

The Eddie Mae Herron Center will be celebrating Black History Month with daily activities. School group tours may begin prior to 10am. If you would like to schedule a school group, call 870-892-4433.

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Martin Luther King Reenactment Speech

The Eddie Mae Herron Center would like to invite you to join us January 18, 2014 at 2pm for the Martin Luther King Reenactment Speech. Mr. Cecil Gibson will be delivering the speech. Cecil Gibson is a motivational speaker and Minister that holds a Master’s degree in Theology. He works in the North Little Rock […]

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Christmas Open House

Join us at the Eddie Mae Herron Center Sunday, December 8 from 1pm to 4pm for our Christmas Open House and Pictures with Santa Clause. We will have refreshments and musci by the Marr Street Jam Band of Marilyn’s Clogging & Company. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the BRAD Food Bank for your […]

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Rock N’ Roll Festival

The Eddie Mae Herron Center will be selling BBQ during the Rock N’ Roll Highway 67 Music Festival. Please join us October 12th.  

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2013 Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 15th the Eddie Mae Herron Center along with Black River Technical College will host their annual Juneteenth Celebration. Events start at 8am and continue until 6pm. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the day. Events will be held at the Eddie Mae Herron Center at 1708 Archer Street in Pocahontas. Events: 8am: Event […]

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Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. He was 39 years old. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary […]

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