John Huddleston Heritage Day At Crater Of Diamonds State Park
Celebrate the diamond mine and state park history with an afternoon of programs commemorating the day that John Huddleston found the first diamond!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Also, look for regular daily programs on the events calendar feature of the Crater of Diamonds website.