The speaker for the March 22nd meeting will be Susan Young with Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale, AR. Her subject is “Sorrow, Trouble, and Worry; the Ozark Homefront in the Civil War.” Susan is a fifth-generation Ozarker. Before settling in the hills of Northwest Arkansas, her kinfolks hailed from the southern Appalachians in Kentucky and Tennessee. Susan’s hillbilly heritage is something she is quite proud of and passionate about. Her areas of interest include religion, cemeteries, and traditional folkways of the Upland South. Susan currently serves on the boards of the Arkansas Historical Association, Ozark Folk Cultural Center Commission, Arkansas Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, and Heritage Trail Partners. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, traveling, birdwatching, and genealogy.
Below is a listing of the upcoming speakers and subjects for 2016:
April 26th Nancy Hendricks; The Sultana
May 24th R.D. Keever; Austin, Ar. Lost Cemetery in the CW
June 28th Brian Brown topic to be announced
July 26th Cherly White; Gen. Leonidas Polk
Aug. 23rd Ron Kelley; New Book on Ar. 1861
Sept. 27th Tom DeBlack; Civil War Figures
Oct 25th Hank Simmons; Confederate Bonds
Nov. 24th Drew Hodges topic to be announced
We hope you can make all of our meetings. As you can see we have some great programs this year!