New Exhibit to Open at HPMEC

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Museum director Adam Long looks at one of the panels from the new exhibit, prior to its installation.

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) will open a new exhibit this Friday, May 10. The opening of "View from the Hill" coincides with the Pfeiffer family's first arrival in Piggott 100 years ago. It explores the globally-connected Pfeiffer's more fully, and reflects on the impact they had on Northeast Arkansas.

The opening of the exhibit will also be marked with a free open house from 3 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will include a variety of panels examining the history of the family. The panels depict various times in American history, such as World War I, and how it impacted the Pfeiffer's and the role they played. Also included is a display case of items belonging to "Uncle Gus" Pfeiffer, as the exhibit examines the impact he had on the local members of his family.

Paul and Mary Pfeiffer first moved their family from St. Louis to Piggott on July 4, 1913--choosing the slower pace of the small agricultural community over the bustle of the city.

Despite this choice, the Pfeiffer family remained connected to the wider world through Paul's siblings, who were spread across the country and conducted business on an international scale.

The exhibit is scheduled to remain open throughout the summer at the local museum.

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site and is located on West Cherry Street in Piggott. Regular museum tours are on the hour, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Fridays and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Those wanting more information may call them at 870 598-3487 or contact Museum Director Adam Long by email at adamlong@astate.edu

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