Veterans Day

Veterans Day

The Herron Center honored Randolph County military veterans November 11 with a hot meal, a program, and time for fellowship. Bill Carroll and Carol Carroll, both of whom are veterans of military service and Herron Center supporters, told of the history of black Americans in U.S. military history from the pre-revolutionary Boston Massacre up to the present, followed by a reading of a lengthy list of African Americans from Randolph County who have served in the military, including Rodney McCarroll and Cory Ruffin who currently server their country in Iraq. [twocol_one][/twocol_one]...
Visit By Blues Singers Guy Davis and CeDell Davis

Visit By Blues Singers Guy Davis and CeDell Davis

The Center members served a good meal of southern cooking to Guy and CeDell Davis, the film crew, and several local officials who were on hand. The film crew spent part of the afternoon at the Herron Center filming a documentary about Mr. Davis and the Blues. Pocahontas City Treasurer Sheila Rose, sesquicentennial board member Mike Dunn, sesquicentinnial president Linda Bowlin, and Herron Center president Pat Johnson Margaret McCarroll and Pat Johnson in sesquicentennial costumes Arrival of Guy Davis, who flew from New York to visit the Herron Center and perform the Blues as part of the Pocahontas sesquicentennial. Mr. Davis carries his own guitar. He knows what's important! Pat Johnson welcoming Guy Davis to the Herron Center. Arrival of CeDell Davis, Arkansas' most famous Blues artist The Herron Center "Rural Life" exhibit at Overlook Park during the Pocahontas sesquicentennial events. Quilt-making the old fashioned way, by...
Herron Center Has A “New” Outhouse!

Herron Center Has A “New” Outhouse!

The Eddie Mae Herron Center Museum received a wonderful addition this week, though it’s certainly unusual. When the African American School in the Birdell Community closed many years ago, the old school building and its associated outdoor toilet were abandoned. A few years ago arsonists burned the old school building, but the outhouse (it looks like a three-holer) was still there, in fairly good, but deteriorating condition. The center sought out and received permission from the current land owner, Sloan-Hendrix School of Imboden, to move the old building to the Herron Center property for restoration and preservation. (And, no, we’re not planning to make it functional again!) As soon as restoration is complete, we’ll post photos and more...
Presentation and Book Signing Hosted at Herron Center

Presentation and Book Signing Hosted at Herron Center

The Eddie Mae Herron Center hosted a PowerPoint slide presentation and book signing by author Dr. Jan Zeigler Thursday, June 9. About thirty five people from northeast Arkansas attended the presentation on Dr. Tyler’s recently published book on the subject of “relocation camps” built in Arkansas during World War II to house Japanese Americans who were moved from California during the war. The presentation reminded many in attendance of some dark days in American history, and also called attention to some similarities between the experiences of discrimination shared by both African and Japanese Americans....
Political Speaking and Pie Auction

Political Speaking and Pie Auction

The Herron Center Candidate Speaking and Pie Auction will be held Friday night, April 28, 2006. “Finger Food Social” will be from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Candidate speaking starts at 7:00. Politicians will be given about 3 minutes each, and pies will be auctioned between...