Historic Cane Hill, the earliest settlement in Washington County, will be the topic of a discussion at the April 5 meeting of the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus.
Cumberland Presbyterians established Cane Hill School in 1834 and Cane Hill College in 1852, becoming one of the earliest centers for higher education in Arkansas. Today the town is home to 16 properties on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Historic Cane Hill, a non-profit 501(c)3, is in the process of restoring and maintaining seven of those properties. A vital component of this preservation process is a partnership with staff from the Arkansas Archeological Survey and volunteers from the Arkansas Archeological Society. This includes a March 2015 excavation at the NRHP listed Methodist Manse.
Bobby Braly, executive director of Historic Cane Hill, will discuss the Cane Hill project and what the results have revealed about the history of the Manse and its surroundings. The program titled, The Archeology of Historic Cane Hill, will be held on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 PM in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources conference room on the UAM campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society is a group of people interested in the archeology and history of Arkansas. Members work with the UAM Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey to document and preserve Arkansas’s cultural heritage and to foster and encourage interest in the preservation of sites and artifacts. The Chapter holds a monthly speaker series on the first Tuesday of each month.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]