Making History Come Alive.
We have made history here at Fairfield Bay! In a mere three short months we have been accepted as a certified local government with the Arkansas State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park System, and created the Fairfield Bay Heritage Center. This Historic District encompasses our Log Cabin, Museum and Indian Rock House Cave, along with two trails and another “Hidden Cave”. This took no less than the appointment of a 7 panel Historic Preservation Commission, two public hearings and two new city ordinances. Charles Thompson and Betsy Slaughter have done an outstanding job in creating the necessary operational policies and guidelines that are required in order for us to be certified. The other commissioners are Willa Wells, Doris Wilkerson, Jill Bailey, Sharon Burdine and Nancy Mueller.
This designation provides several benefits – we are now eligible for grant funding, we have access to more state and national publicity and we have plans to expand our educational and cultural programs regarding the history of this area.
In keeping with our historical theme I will be presenting a program at the March 28 luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club entitled “Prehistoric Petroglyphs in the Fairfield Bay Edgemont Bluff Shelter – Myths and Misconceptions” along with a walking tour. March is Arkansas Archeology Month and we are on the state calendar for this free event.
Added March Classes:
We have added classes to our March classes, Barbara Cornett returns for her fused glass class on Wednesdays. And we now feature “Classes on Demand”, get four students to take a class and we will schedule an instructor at your convenience – Saturdays included! These classes could be Ukrainian Eggs for Easter, Cake Decorating, or languages such as French or Spanish. Susan Calaway teaches individual piano lessons on Mondays and we have instructors for guitar, dulcimer and flute waiting in the wings.
Spring is on the way!
Look for more information on our facebook page: FFB Community Education Center
Dr. Catherine Swift
Director, Community Education Center
Historic Preservation Officer
2018 Spring Classes:
Wonderful classes are starting up. Don’t miss out on learning something new. Please be sure to call and RSVP a place in these classes.
PAINTING with JIM
Every Tuesday, 10am – 12noon
All materials provided, $40 each session
Learn the value of color and composition with a new subject each week. You will start and complete an acrylic painting in this two-hour class.
Sterling Scholar Speaker Series
RUTH ANDRE, CREATING BUTTERFLY LANDSCAPES
Wednesday, May 2, 11:30am-1:00pm FREE
Little Red Restaurant at Indian Hills, Fairfield Bay
(purchase of lunch optional)
A special delight for gardeners – Ruth will give a presentation on how to cultivate your garden to be butterfly friendly.
Fairfield Bay Community Education Center Facebook
FFB Community Education Center email: [email protected], call: 501-884-4440
Located: 130 Village Lane Suite 5E, Fairfield Bay, Arkansas
About the FFB Community Education Center.
The Education Center is open from 9:00am-4:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We are located in suite 5E at 130 Village Lane in the mall, directly above the Bowling Alley. Classes and events may change and are posted to the FFB Community Education Center Facebook page. As always, we ask that you call the Education Center at 501-884-4440 to reserve your space. An annual Registration Fee of $35 is required after attending your first class and is valid for 12 months. Our resort guests are not required to pay the annual registration fee.