Late Breaking News!
ESPS Receives Heritage Grant
Governor Mike Beebe recently announced the Eureka Springs Preservation Society (ESPS) has been awarded a Heritage Month grant of $ 4,500.00 from the Department of Arkansas Heritage. The funds from this matching grant will be used to publish a new, 70-page book, Exploring Eureka Springs Historic Structures: Eight Walking Tours. The book will be presented to the community at the Preservation Society's annual awards ceremony on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Various local organizations will distribute the book to visitors, groups and conventions throughout the year, according to ESPS president Dee Bright.
Historical research for the book was provided by Suzanne Williams, a member of the ESPS Board of Directors. A veteran researcher, historian, and author, Williams selected photographs from the archives of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum, the Carnegie Public Library, Cornerstone Bank, and Randy Wolfinbarger to illustrate the various structures highllighted on the eight walking tours. The total budget for the project is estimated at $8,000 and a first print run of 3,000 copies of the book is anticipated.
Suzanne Williams also researched and wrote Nebraska and the CCC, a 270-page book, highlighting the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Nebraska.