MKPM Hosts Visitors, Accepts New Specimens

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Members of the Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral and Geology Society pose in front of the frog pond at the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum during their recent visit.(courtesy photo)

The Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center in Piggott hosted a visit by 22 members of the Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral and Geology Society on Saturday, Aug. 22. The members of the society, most of which are from the Little Rock area, toured the museum and heard a presentation on the history of the Pfeiffer family and the local home.

Following the presentation those in attendance took part in a discussion on the mineral collection at the local museum, with emphasis on those from Arkansas.

Accompanying the club members was Mike Howard, retired geologist with the Arkansas Geological Commission. During the visit he also donated three specimens to the museum of minerals which are found in Arkansas, and are named after Arkansans--Miserite, Kidwellite and Rectorite.

The three specimens donated to the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum include, from left: Rectorite, Miserite and Kidwellite.(courtesy photo)

The new items have since been placed on display, joining the hundreds of other specimens in the collection.

During their visit to the local museum, many of the society members also posed for a photo in front of the frog pond.

The staff and trustees of the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center are also currently preparing for this year's Native American Day, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 26. This year's date is later than the previous several events, due to a conflict in scheduling.

Those wanting additional information about the Native American Day, or the museum in general, may contact them by calling 870 598-3228.

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