Artifact of the Week

Artifact of the Week — October 25, 2018

A photocopied newspaper article that ran in the Arkansas Democrat Magazine Newspaper, dated April 25 1954 and entitled “Batesville’s Haunted House.”  The house in question was the old Ewing house which predated the Civil War.  The occupants at the time were the Herrin family and they were interviewed about the house.  They mentioned hearing strange … Continue reading »

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This photo is a close up of a young man sitting in the rear seat of a biplane.  The photo was taken near Batesville in the 1930s.    This image is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum. To learn more about aviation come see our new exhibit “Taking to the Sky” at … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — September 27, 2018

This black and white Polaroid shows Charles Garrison’s homemade plane at the Batesville Airport in the 1960s.    This image is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum. To learn more about aviation come see our new exhibit “Taking to the Sky” at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — April 26, 2018

This newspaper clipping features the Bump family.  Five generations of the Bump family were involved in the chair making business.  The article tells the history of the family’s involvement in chair making staring with Guy Bump’s grandfather, Wylie Rouse who began the business shortly after the Civil War.    This newspaper article is part of the … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — April 19, 2018

This photo features the Beaty-Baugh Washer for processing manganese ore.  The photo is from around 1917-1919.  The Washer was located on the road between Sandtown and Cushman near present day Lee’s Chapel.    This image is part of the Powell/Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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