27th annual North Arkansas Ancestor Fair

 Updated: 

The 27th annual North Arkansas Ancestor Fair is set for Saturday, June 4 at the First Christian Church in Marshall. Activities for ancestor hunters take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Marshall_ancestor_fair

County and family genealogists and historians will be on-hand all day to share and swap information. At 1:30 p.m., Ray Hanley of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s “Arkansas Postcard Past,” will give an illustrated program titled, “A picture postcard history of Searcy and Newton counties.”

Those who arrive on Friday, June 3 can attend a mixer-dinner at 6 p.m. at Los Aztecas restaurant on Ark. 65 North.

The North Arkansas Fair has been a gathering place for genealogists, family historians and browsers since 1989 and has received commendations from the Arkansas Historical Association for celebrating history and family heritage in north Arkansas, and from various regional chambers of commerce for the impact it has had on historical tourism in the area.

Admittance is free for all events, but donations will be accepted to meet expenses. The ancestor fair sponsor is the Searcy County Historical Society, a non-profit organization. The church is located off of U.S. 65 North. For more information, visit http://www.ancestorfair.us or contact Shirley Gray at 870-448-3308 or by email at [email protected].