Eddie Mae Herron Center, Pocahontas

4.8
#80 of 102 in Museums in Arkansas
The Eddie Mae Herron Center & Museum is a historic community building at 1708 Archer Street in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Originally built as an African Methodist Episcopal Church, it is a small one-room wood frame structure, with a gable roof and novelty siding. A flat-roof addition expands the building to the right. The main facade has two entrances, each sheltered by a small gable-roofed hood. The building was built in 1918, to provide facilities for a church and school to the small African-American community in Pocahontas. It served as a church for thirty years, and as a school for fifty, and was later adapted for other uses, most recently as a museum and community center.
The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 as the St. Mary's AME Church—Pocahontas Colored School.
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  • This a wonderful museum to visit if you're in the Pocahontas area. It has a lot of African-American History from the early to mid-1900's. This is a very friendly place to visit with a lot of important...  more »
  • This isn't fancy, but food and service are always good. We really like the catfish, and they have a lunch buffet during the week.  more »
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  • This is my family's place and I love the events they have here. It's a great place to go and view history in the African American culture and to learn bout history
  • Rich with history. The curator, Pat Johnson is very knowledgeable in black history.

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