Posts Tagged ‘Winslow museum’
December 19, 2012 by wcobserver
NEWS FROM THE WINSLOW MUSEUM Special to the Observer from Bev Simpson This past year was very successful for the Winslow Museum. Through a $2500.00 grant from the Arkansas Heritage Foundation, the museum hosted several programs for Arkansas Heritage Month in May. The spotlight was on Winslow’s own Maud Dunlap Duncan. Maud was a school teacher, pharmacist, Mayor of Arkansas’ first all-woman city government, and owner and publisher of the Winslow American Newspaper. There is an exhibit in the museum which honors Maud and her involvement in the newspaper. Two dramas were also performed by community volunteers honoring the many accomplishments of this great lady.Read More...
April 10, 2012 by Beverly Simpson
The Winslow Museum in Washington County will receive $2,000 in grant money to help produce “Maud Dunlap Duncan (1873-1958): Winslow’s Pharmacist, Mayor and Newspaperwoman.” The project consists of two plays and an exhibit about the life of Maud Dunlap Duncan, one of Winslow’s most famous citizens. The month-long exhibit showcasing Duncan’s newspaper career will be open to the public through May as part of Arkansas Heritage Month. Every year the month of May is set aside by the Department of Arkansas Heritage to explore Arkansas history and tradition. This year’s theme is Dreams and Determination: Arkansans at Work. Events held in association with Arkansas Heritage Month will highlight industries and individuals whose dedication has made an impact in Arkansas, all the way from the frontier pioneers of Arkansas Territory to present-day explorers of new frontiers in a high-tech world. A total of $50,000 will be awarded to 17 organizations hosting Arkansas Heritage Month projects. Two plays featuring different phases of Duncan’s life will be presented to the public at the Farmer’s Market. A drama focusing on Duncan’s early life will be performed at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5. A lighthearted play depicting her time as Mayor of Winslow will be presented …Read More...