Stop by the society office at 936 Washington Street, any Wednesday - Friday from 9:00 - 4:00 to greet our new Museum Manager, Becky Davis. She is available for tours of the McCollum-Chidester House Museum and can give you information about all the varied ways you can become an active part of the exciting programs sponsored by the Ouachita County Historical Society. Marshall Halliburton is available to provide tours on Saturday from 9:00 - 4:00.
A fond farewell to retiring docent, Hubert Boddie, for his 14 years of service to the society. Not only did he provide impressive tours of the museum during his tenure, but he also served as a costumed narrator at Oakland Cemetery each year during the annual Cemetery Walk. Here he is pictured in the McCollum-Chidester House with Mattie Upton, an avid supporter of the historical society. The society wishes him well in his retirement.
With the Civil War Sesquicentennial activities behind us, we now look forward to developing Ft. Lookout as a museum and interpretive center for the events that occurred in Ouachita County in the spring of 1864. Forts Lookout and Southerland, also known as Redoubts A and B, were important position points for defense along the river during the Civil War.