Artifact of the Week — November 1, 2018

This photo from 1904 depicts from left to right – George W. Aunspaugh, Pearl Lou Aunspaugh and doll, Rebecca H. Aunspaugh, Ada Aunspaugh and small doll, Sarah Aunspaugh, Morgan Aunspaugh holding a “crack shot 22”, and Moses M. Aunspaugh.  The family pictured are descendants of George Aunspaugh who came from Germany and served as a drummer during the Revolutionary War.  He settled in Pennsylvania and his son Benjamin moved to Arkansas on a keel boat.  Benjamin had a son named Moses who was born on the keelboat as they traveled to Arkansas.  The family arrived in what is now White County in December of 1833.  Many descendants of the Aunspaugh family are still living in White County and central Arkansas.    This image is part of the Street Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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Artifact of the Week — October 25, 2018

Batesville's Haunted House

Batesville’s Haunted House

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 noises and doors opening and closing.    This image is part of the Hudson Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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. The photo was taken near Batesville in the 1930s

. The photo was taken near Batesville in the 1930s

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 Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — September 27, 2018

Charles Garrison’s homemade plane at the Batesville Airport in the 1960s

Charles Garrison’s homemade plane at the Batesville Airport in the 1960s

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 Anderson Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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