The Cabot Public Library will host a local history fair on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Live entertainment by The Shade Tree Jammers, a group of friends that love to play music for the fun of it, will begin at 2 p.m.


They perform many different styles of music inclusive of bluegrass, country, gospel and western swing.


Local historians Rusty Eisenhower and R.D. Keever will exhibit Civil War artifacts. There will be a presentation by Eisenhower on the preservation of the Old Pioneer Cemetery and demonstrations on the Veteran’s History Project and Ancestry.com. Archeologists from the Survey’s UAPB research station will be on hand to answer questions and identify artifacts (arrowheads, spear points, pottery, etc.). They will display period ceramics representing nearly 2,600 years of Native American pottery making in Arkansas.


Representatives of historical societies and related organizations will be available to discuss their role in preserving and promoting history. There will also be a raffle for a numbered print of Andy Thomas’ “Guerrillas” depicting civil war fighters.


Please join us at the library for a fun and educational celebration of our history! The event is free and open to the public.


The library is located at 909 2. Main St. in Cabot..


For more information, call 855-572-6657 ext. 102 or e-mail lhorness@lonokecountylibrary.org