Gain information on the history of the Indian tribal groups who lived in Montgomery County during a special presentation at the Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County in Mount Ida. The presentation ( called Indians of Montgomery County) is set for March 3 ( Sunday) at 2 p.m.
According to a news release sent by museum director Emilie Kinney, the illustrated talk will be presented by Mary Beth Trubitt, the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s research station archeologist at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Based on past archeological excavations in the area, it has been discovered that there is a 10,000 year history in the Ouachita Mountains, from Archaic period hunter-fisher-gatherers to early farmers in the Woodland and Caddo periods. New excavations planned for a site in the Ouachita National Forest in June will investigate Caddo Indian lifeways along the Ouachita River at the time of first contacts with the Spanish in the sixteenth century. Dr. Trubitt’s recent projects include investigating Caddo Indian pottery and mound building in southwest Arkansas, Archaic period foodways, and novaculite tool production and exchange.
There is no admission fee for the talk. The museum is located at 819 Luzerne Street (south edge of town at junction of Hwy 27 So and Luzerne St.) The museum showcases the history of Montgomery County from 1800 to 1975. Exhibits highlight areas of importance to the area including geology ( quartz crystals), Lake Ouachita, and the timber industry. Here is a link to an article for more details on the museum. For further information on the presentation, call 870-867-4422.