Sorghum Festival in Mount Ida!

Sorghum is a sweet syrup made by cooking the juice squeezed from sorghum cane. If you are wanting to by chance see how sorghum is made, the annual Sorghum Festival is tomorrow (November 1) at the Heritage House Museum of

World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig this Weekend in Mount Ida

The World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig is this weekend in Mount Ida! The championships, which takes place Oct. 10-11, are a popular event for the town, which is known as the Quartz Crystal Capital of the World. This year, participating

New Book on Baseball Legend Lon Warneke

Emilie Kinney, Executive Director of the Heritage House Museum in Mount Ida, has sent word of a book signing that will take place September 25 at the museum from 11-1.  The book being featured is Lon Warneke: The Arkansas Hummingbird,

Famous Fiddler Violet Hensley

Famous fiddler Violet Hensley, who was born near Mount Ida and who will be playing a much anticipated show at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View tomorrow ( August 16--more details on the show can be found here) is

10 Reasons to Visit Southwest Arkansas in the Fall

It is no secret that fall is a special time in Arkansas. The season is filled with camping, biking, live music, fall color, farm tours,  festivals… the list can go on and on. In light of this, we decided to

Heritage Day in Mount Ida

  The Heritage House Museum in Mount Ida  is having their annual Heritage Day on May 3. According to museum director Emilie Kinney, visitors to this free event (which lasts from 10-2) can enjoy a homestead heritage themed day of

The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail is Complete!

The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail ( LOViT) is now complete! Twelve years of planning and construction went into the building the trail, which was built in segments over the course of those years with the help of a group of

LOViT 100K Debuts in Arkansas

February 22 marks the inaugural LOViT 100K endurance trail run.  Trail runners from across the region are signed on to take on the 62 mile race course that includes rocky, rolling hills and expansive views of Lake Ouachita.  The Lake

Sorghum Festival in Mount Ida

The Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County in Mount Ida will be the scene of a Sorghum Festival November 2. The festival takes visitors back to the days when most families grew a field of cane and made their sorghum

World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig in Mount Ida

  Mount Ida, the “Quartz Crystal Capital of the World” will be the scene of the World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig this week: Oct. 11-13. Two area mines will be participating: Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines and Sweet Surrender.  There will