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HCHS exhibit about 19th century money

By submitted, 05/22/23 12:58 PM

 WASHINGTON –  Two new exhibits have opened at the visitor center at Historic Washington State Park. The “In Their Wallet” exhibit talks about the money that was used in Hempstead County during the 19th century. A bill from the Washington branch of the Arkansas Real Estate Bank in Washington, Arkansas is on display along with several coins that have been discovered by archeologists over the years. The other exhibit “Amusements and Social Pleasures of Washington” talks about the many different types of leisure people enjoyed in Hempstead County in the 19th century. Did you know that a circus came to Hempstead County from New York. Come out to see these exhibits and learn about the past history of Hempstead County.

The Hempstead County Historical Society will meet on Tuesday evening May 23, 2023 at the 1874 Courthouse Visitor Center located at 100 SW Morrison Street in Washington, Arkansas at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

The Historical Society seeks to bring awareness to the rich heritage and history of Hempstead County. Come and share your history with us.

If you have any questions concerning the event itself call 870-703-8256 or email hempsteadhistory@gmail.com.