Society History

Our society continues to grow and members are continually working on projects that make more of the history and genealogy of Greene County available to the public.

In 1933 the Crowley’s Ridge Historical Society was formed to preserve the history of eight northeastern Arkansas counties. J.M. Futrell was president, H.I. Ponder was vice-president, and George M. Moreland was historian. No records have survived.

In 1964, the Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society was organized. Mrs. W.L. “Dot” Skaggs, Mrs. R.P. Calvert, and Mrs. Pearl Morrow, natives of Greene County, played pivotal parts in the organization of the society. The first officers were: Raymond Frey, president; Alfred Holland, vice-president; Mrs. W.L. Skaggs, secretary; and J.W. Thompson, treasurer. The membership committee included Mrs. Pearl Morrow and J. Sam Thompson. Lack of interest and dwindling membership forced the Society to disband.

The Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society was reorganized on September 14, 1987. Officers were: Dr. Bennie Mitchell, president; Dr. Omer E. Bradsher, vice-president; Mary Esther Herget, second vice-president; Dawn Linden, secretary; and Barbara Hazzard, treasurer.

In 2005 the Society was granted non-profit status by the IRS. Therefore, all donations are tax deductible.

At the present time, we have more than 200 members and publish nine newsletters and four quarterlies each year.

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