The Texarkana Museums System is offering a really cool event where you will learn more about one of Texarkana's most famous sons. Scott Joplin.

Enjoy a drive-through tour of history Saturday, April 23. The tour bus will take you to the sites and neighborhoods where Scott Joplin grew up.

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According to Wikapedia:

Joplin grew up in a musical family of railway laborers in Texarkana, Arkansas, and developed his own musical knowledge with the help of local teachers. While in Texarkana, Texas, he formed a vocal quartet and taught mandolin and guitar

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More Information on The Scott Joplin Living History Bus Tour

The Scott Joplin Living History Bus Tour will start at the historic  P. J. Ahern Home located at 403 Laurel Street in Texarkana Arkansas.

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The first tour starts at 11 AM and Tickets are only $10 each or $5 for TMS Members. Seats are limited so reservations are recommended. You can purchase tickets at www.texarkanamuseums.org/events for up to date information visit the Facebook Events Page.

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