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Hempstead County Historical Meeting Tuesday November 28, 2017

By Natalie Hood, 11/27/17 7:58 AM


The Hempstead County Historical Society will be holding a meeting on Tuesday evening November 28, 2017 at the Presbyterian Church in Washington, Arkansas at 7pm. Everyone is invited to come. Peggy Lloyd, local historian of Hempstead County, will be the speaker and present on the impact of the Southwest Proving Ground on Hempstead County. The Proving Ground was eostablished to test military ammunition for World War II in the 1940s. It is because the Proving Ground that we have the Hope airport and the community of Oakhaven today. The Historical Society seeks to bring awareness to the rich heritage and history of Hempstead County. Plans for more presentations are planned for the upcoming months. Come and share your history with us. ​If you have any questions concerning the event itself call 870-703-8256 or email