The Buffalo National River Partners exist to protect, preserve and promote the Buffalo National River. The group will highlight some history and a resident of the area with its upcoming program “Essie Ward, Grandma Moses of the Ozarks” at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Boone County Library in Harrison.
Susan Young from Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale will share the story of this local artist. Born in 1902, Essie lived all her 79 years in the Ozark hills of Searcy County, Arkansas. She began drawing when she was a young girl and throughout her life, she created drawings, paintings, toys, and sculpture–all without the benefit of formal training.
The public is invited to come early, 5 p.m., to learn more about the BNRP group.