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July 2019

Dickson Street in the late 1980s or early 90s

History Happy Hour: Celebrating Dickson Street

July 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Clinton House Museum, 930 W. Clinton Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States
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The Clinton House Museum and Fayetteville Ale Trail are hosting the fourth History Happy Hour of the year! Celebrating Dickson Street is Tuesday, July 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. For decades, Dickson Street has been the iconic center of the Fayetteville entertainment scene, but many things about that neighborhood have changed over the years. Through photos, trivia, and live music, and an exhibit YOU create, we'll take a trip down old Dickson Street. 

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September 2019

1968: A Folsom Redemption

September 1, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Clinton House Museum, 930 W. Clinton Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States
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Free
Photo of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison for 1968: A Folsom Redemption Exhibit

Clinton House Museum is hosting the exhibit 1968: A Folsom Redemption from September 1 to October 20, 2019. Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of a landmark event, this candid and personal photography exhibition covers a critical juncture in the career of Johnny Cash, one of the twentieth century’s most beloved performers.

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History Happy Hour: The Man in Black

September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Clinton House Museum, 930 W. Clinton Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States
$5
Photo of Johnny Cash giving autographs at San Bernandino for History Happy Hour at Clinton House Museum

The Clinton House Museum and Fayetteville Ale Trail are hosting the fifth History Happy Hour of the year on Tuesday, September 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. September's History Happy Hour is very special! Along with celebrating our Johnny Cash exhibit, 1968: A Folsom Redemption, we're celebrating the anniversary of the show that Johnny Cash did in Fayetteville on September 17, 1968 that included an appearance with then-Governor Winthrop Rockefeller. This day is also historic as Arkansas native Bob Wootton came to Fayetteville to see the Cash show, and he ended up on stage playing guitar for Cash.

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Rock-n-Roll Prison Reform: Johnny Cash at Folsom

September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W Mountain Street
Fayetteville, 72701 United States
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Photo of Johnny Cash outside Folsom Prison in 1968 for Rock-n-Roll Prison Reform: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison speaker event on September 24, 2019 in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 is special event in our Atkinson Speaker Series. "Rock-n-Roll Prison Reform: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" will feature Dr. Lisa Corrigan, author of the nationally acclaimed book Prison Power: How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation. Corrigan is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Arkansas. The first part of the evening she will discuss the history of Johnny Cash's advocacy for prison reform in Arkansas. The second half the evening will include a panel with Corrigan; Zachary Crow, Director of DecARcerate; and Raven Cook, Museum Educator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and frequent contributor to KUAF on African American history. 

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October 2019

Journalist in Concert: Gene Beley at Folsom Prison

October 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W Mountain Street
Fayetteville, 72701 United States
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Journalist in Concert: Gene Beley at Folsom Prison photo of Johnny Cash on stage at Folsom Prison

The second event in our 2019 Atkinson Speaker Series features journalist Gene Beley who will give us the back story of how he and photographer Dan Poush got invited to fly with Johnny Cash and June Carter from Los Angeles to Sacramento for a weekend concert at Folsom Prison, Jan. 13, 1968.  That one-day smash hit concert that redeemed Cash from his bad boy days to the top of the music world led to much more for Beley and Poush, too. 

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