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|Main Street Reunion
Saturday, May 11, 2013
|Celebrating 110 Years of the
Main Street Historic District
The Calico Rock Museum conducted a Main Street Reunion as part of
the Arkansas Heritage Month activities on Saturday, May 11. An estimated
100 people participated in the various activities in town, including a Native
American Reunion on historic Main Street and a fire department sponsored
The theme for the 2013 heritage month activities was Saving Our
Heritage: Preserving Our Important Buildings. The museum's event focused
on historic Main Street district.
Guests were led on a tour of historic Main Street where they interacted
with folks who once worked along Main Street, including Mondalyn
McCormack, Joanne Montgomery, Diane Rush, and Melba Killian. Actors with
the new Peppersauce Players conducted the tours. They became characters
from Calico Rock's past and provided great information and stories about the
buildings, businesses, and people of our past.
A history share was conducted in the museum's new board room. The
museum also opened the new Pioneers Tribute Wall and Main Street exhibit.
Martha Miller, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and
Brooke Mallory, Old Statehouse Museum, were on hand to participate in the
activities. Mrs. Ruby Miller, wife of former state representative John E. Miller,
also attended the events.
The event was sponsored by a grant from the Department of Arkansas
Additional photos will be posted to this site soon.
One of our guests, participating in the
fire department's motorcyle poker run,
had a little guest that was just too
adorable not to photograph.
Joanne Montgomery and Mondalyn McCormack pose
behind the teller's cage in their former posts at the Bank
of Calico Rock. Mondalyn and Joanne told many stories
about their days in banking, including how they
hand-typed every customer's statement every month!
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS COMING SOON!