20th Annual Oyster Supper This Friday in McGehee

There is a quote from cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Warm Up with History: World War II Japanese American Internment Museum

  This past April the World War II Japanese American Internment Museum in McGehee opened its doors. On hand that day were hundreds of people, some of whom had spent time in the internment camps at Rohwer and Jerome, including

Have a Hoot of a Good Time in McGehee This Weekend!

The town of McGehee celebrates the 7th annual Owlfest on Oct. 4-5. The event is held during the McGehee Owls homecoming weekend. The event includes a 5K run/walk, an area just for the kids, a street dance, live music, a

Commemorating Rohwer and Jerome

(The above interview with George Takei is courtesy of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Center for Arkansas History and Culture) On Tuesday, April 16, Japanese American internment in Arkansas during World War II will be commemorated through two
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