A Historic Step Back in Time


Indian Territory Pistoliers, a reenactment group from the Old West era, performed on the opening day of the Sebastian County Historical Society. (Photo courtesy of Lindsay LaChapelle)

From the clanging of the forging hammers to the southern drawl of the Old West gunslingers, it was a trip back in time.

(Photo courtesy of Lindsay LaChapelle)

The opening day of the Sebastian County Historical Society is a time-honored tradition for families. From the airing of the quilts, the tour of the old jail, historical reenactments and music, it is a day to celebrate our rich heritage.

Crafters, artists and vendors were set up on the grounds of the Old Jail Museum, 307 E. Town Square.

Nickeltown Road (Photo courtesy of Lindsay LaChapelle)

Nickeltown Road and Squirrel Brains and Gravy provided live entertainment.

Skilled artisans such as Rich Mountain Blacksmiths, and rug-maker Valerie DiMaggio provided demonstrations for those in attendance. Reenactments were also provided by the Indian Territory Pistoliers and Barbara Jacobson who portrayed Dora Blaylock Cumbie at the historic Vineyard Cabin.

Families wandered about the grounds, enjoying the historic reminiscence of simpler days.

(Photo courtesy of Lindsay LaChapelle)

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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