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 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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 speeches.
Elizabeth Bennett, right, president of the Randolph County 4-H Technology Team, presents a slidewhos of photos taken at the March 4 “Hog Killin’” to Pat Johnson, president of the Herron Center board of directors. The four-minute presentation was created by Elizabeth in honor of the Herron Center celebratio of Black History Month and Randolph County [...]
The following items came before the Herron Center Board of Directors at their March 16th meeting: The annual Relay For Life event will be held at Riverfront Park June 2. All money raised goes to the American Cancer Society, mostly for research. There will be a cancer survivors dinner at Outlook Pointe the week before [...]
World-famous photographer Roland Freeman of Washington, D.C. visited the Herron Center during the 2006 Black History Month. Mr. Freeman, who spent a couple of days in Pocahontas, devoted several hours to his visit to the Eddie Mae Herron Center, speaking about his life and his work, with particular focus on his coverage of the civil [...]
School children from Maynard and Pocahontas sit and listen attentively as Debbie Young talks about the “Mule Train” at the Eddie Mae Herron Center in Pocahontas last week as part of the Center’s celebration of Black History Month.
Events were Co-Sponsored by Eddie Mae Herron Center and Black River Technical College February 2 & 3 Soap Making Demonstration presented by Jerry Hall February 6, 8 & 10 The Story of Rosa Parks presented by Debbie Beck. February 13, 15 & 17 Quilt making & Herron Center Tours February 20 & 22 Community Potluck Documentary [...]