What: Growing Up at the Majestic Hotel
When: 4/18/23 @ 12pm
Where: Hybrid. In-person at Garland County Library or Virtual Livestream at facebook.com/garlandcountylibrary or youtube.com/user/GarlandCoLibrary
This program series is sponsored by the Garland County Historical Society in collaboration with the Garland County Library, with an additional sponsor this month – the Gateway Community Association.
Guest speaker and Hot Springs native Lisa Goodwin shares a unique childhood in a Hot Springs landmark—the Majestic Hotel. Her father, Leo Wolfe, was general manager from 1954-1982. Lisa Goodwin has worked for the Arkansas Department of Parks and the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission.
In Search of the Ouachitas’ Lost Music: 3/15 | 12 P.M. | In-Person & Livestreamed
The Garland County Historical Society (in association with the Garland County Library) presents “In Search of the Ouachitas’ Lost Music.”
Join us for a conversation about the evolution of early-American traditional music, from the 17th century to today…. from early, rural mountain music to the popular genres of our times. Explore the music’s journey from the Appalachians to the Ozarks and Ouachitas, and ponder the question: “Why is so little preserved of our Ouachita musical heritage?”
Charlie Moore is this month’s guest speaker. Moore is an Arkansas native, U of A graduate, US Army Veteran, and retired investment consultant. He began his Old Time Music journey in 2016, focusing on American-roots music prior to radio or recordings. He regularly partners with the Garland County Library to host the “Arkansas Highlands Folk Project” series.
Arkansas Epidemics in the 1800s: | 2/15 | 12 P.M. | Virtual
The Garland County Historical Society (in association with the Garland County Library) presents “Arkansas Epidemics in the 1800s: News Coverage from Days of Pioneer Presses to the 1895 Hot Springs Information War”
John J. Archibald, Arkansas publisher and printer, will explore newspaper coverage of Arkansas epidemics of the 1800s. He will tell how newspaper coverage changed through the 1800s, with an emphasis on the 1895 smallpox epidemic information war between Hot Springs doctors and the national media, and he will demonstrate some of the news gathering processes used by Arkansas publishers in the 1800s.
Country Doctors of Arkansas | 1/18 | 12 PM | Virtual
The Garland County Historical Society (in association with the Garland County Library) presents “Country Doctors of Arkansas”—a program by Dr. Sam Taggart—at noon, Tuesday, January 18 at the Garland County Library. (*In-person events are subject to postponement or switch to virtual format*)
From the 1830s to the present, guest presenter Dr. Sam Taggart profiles rural doctors from across the state in the pages of his recent book, Country Doctors of Arkansas. He explores the evolution of country doctors and profiles doctors serving small Arkansas communities.