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November 2, 2012 by wcobserver

Special to the Observer

By Beverly Simpson                                                                                           

News From the Winslow Museum

In July, the Winslow Museum received a grant from The Arkansas Humanities Council for $2500.00.  This money will be used to pay for certification classes for the museum director.  The classes consist of building exhibits, managing and organizing collections, working with volunteers, starting a non-profit museum, and record keeping.    The Developing Exhibitions class has been completed and as a result a new exhibit for the museum was created.  Monies from this grant will also be used to purchase a computer, printer, camera, audio recorder, and printing of brochures and a new book on stories from Winslow. 

 

 The new exhibit shows an example of how Lyda Winn Pace and her brother Robert Winn recorded their history of Winslow.  The Winn siblings grew up in Winslow.  Lyda lived here her whole life, while younger brother Robert decided to leave the area both to further his education and establish his career.  While he lived several different places while attending college, most of his adult life was spent in California.  While Robert was gone from the area, Lyda and he exchanged correspondence weekly.  Lyda kept him informed of all the happening in and around Winslow.  Robert kept all of her letters and used this information to record the history of Winslow in the books and newspapers articles which he wrote after he retired and moved back to the area.  The small exhibit consists of an original letter written by Lyda to Robert, some of Lyda’s artwork, some photographs of the two siblings, and short biographies on the two.  Some items are on loan from Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale.  We welcome everyone to visit the museum to enjoy our new exhibit, as well as, all of our  many other artifacts related to the area.

The museum is open Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 3:00 pm or by appointment.  Anyone interested in volunteering in the museum can call Barbara or Renee at 479-634-3901 or Beverly at 870-404-8661.

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