ASU Heritage Sites Receives Two Grants

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Heritage Sites has been awarded two grants totaling $638,050 from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council for preservation projects in the Dyess Colony Circle, part of the Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, and at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott.

The first grant is $512,050 to renovate the remaining historic property owned by A-State in the Dyess Colony Circle for use as the Dyess Colony Rural Life Research Center.

The second is for $126,000 to document the last remaining historic Pfeiffer farmstead (house, hay barn, mule barn, corn crib, chicken house and smoke house) through Historic American Buildings Survey drawings and large format photographs in conjunction with the National Park Service for permanent archiving in the Library of Congress.       MORE

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