Museum to Offer Free Program for Senior Citizens

Old Independence Regional Museum will be offering its monthly program for senior citizens on Tuesday, June 30 at 10 a.m. Greta McCann, museum volunteer, will be in Civil War era costume and interpreting the events surrounding Emily Weaver’s arrest and conviction for spying during the Civil War. “Greta has presented this program for numerous school groups and at several events. She really brings Emily Weaver to life,” said Amanda Nikkel, Humanities Educator. After the living history program, Greta will discuss the language of the fan. Participants will have the opportunity to decorate a hand fan and practice fan language.

This program is free. Space is limited to 15 participants and reservations are required. Please call the museum at 870-793-2121 to reserve your space!

This humanities program is made possible by local support from Independence County and the City of Batesville, as well as by Challenge Grant Endowment funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Old Independence serves a 12-county area: Baxter, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Marion, Poinsett, Sharp, Stone, White, and Woodruff. Parts of these present-day counties comprised the original Independence County in 1820s Arkansas territory.