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John Huddleston Heritage Day At Crater Of Diamonds State Park

August 3, 2013 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the diamond mine and state park history with an afternoon of programs commemorating the day that John Huddleston found the first diamond!

Where
Crater of Diamonds State Park
209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958 United States
Cost
Free

Additional Information

This year’s keynote speaker is Rick Floyd, a member of the Pike County Archives and History Society. His topic is “Life in Pike County in the Early 1900s.” He will speak about the lifestyle of Pike County citizens and businesses, including the orchard and the gypsum mine.

The rest of the program will be a living history presentation, An Invitation to Invest, as well as the story of the early diamond production companies. Both of these programs will be presented by park staff members.

The program begins at 1 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the Diamond Discovery Center Classroom and is free and open to the public.

For more information about this program, call Margi or Waymon at (870) 285-3113 or send an email to margaret.jenks@arkansas.gov or waymon.cox@arkansas.gov. Also, look for regular daily programs on the events calendar feature of the Crater of Diamonds website.

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