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…Details
The Eddie Mae Herron Center/Museum has scheduled many activities at the Center to commemorate Black History month. Every one is invited to come to these informative and educational events. All events are free of charge. On Saturday Feb. 1st the Center has scheduled a Tour of the AA Cultural Center in Jonesboro Ar. All interested…Details
We would like to invite you to our Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration on January 21st. Agenda 10am – Walk begins at the Courthouse, will continue down Marr Street to the Community Center. 10:30am – Music by Marilyn’s Clogging and St. Paul’s School at the Community Center 12 noon – Chili lunch and a birthday…Details
Seasons Greetings from the Eddie Mae Herron Museum/Center. The center will be having it’s annual Community Christmas Open House Sunday Dec. 9th. from 1-3 at the center. We will have refreshments , door prizes, Christmas carols. The children from Alma Spikes Elementary school will be displaying their art works. This year for the first time…Details
Most residents have heard the story that the first school for African-American children in Randolph County was a one-room school opened by sisters at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pocahontas circa 1888. It is also believed that this was the first school of its kind in Arkansas. Additionally, the story goes that the school closed after a short…Details
The Eddie Mae Herron Center/Museum will again have a booth at the County Fair Aug 30th -Sept 1 st The Menu is below Bar B Q Sandwiches $3.oo Plates with Cold Slaw, Beans, and a Drink $6.00 Turkey Lags $5.00 Plates with Cold Slaw Beans and a Drink $7.50 Polish Sausage with Kraut $2.50 Plate…Details
The annual Juneteenth will be hald on the 16th of June. Mark your calanders. More info will be available in the coming weeks.
The Herron Center/Museum will conduct their annual Pie aucton on Friday night April 20 th. There will be a Meet and Greet between 5 and 6 P.M. with refreshments being served. Auction will start around 6 P.M.
The Eddie Mae Herron Center/Museum will conducting their annual Boston Butt Sale for Easter. The center will be selling fully cooked Boston Butt Roast for $ 25.00. The roast weight will be between 7 and 10 Lbs. Place your order now by calling the Center at 892-4433 or go by the center at 1708 Archer…Details
Dr. Lillie Mae Fears will be speaking on February 24th at the Eddie Mae Herron Center as part of our Black History Month celebrations. Dr. Lillie Mae Fears is a professor of journalism and the assistant for diversity initiatives at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. A native of Phillips County, Arkansas, Fears holds degrees from Phillips…Details