Arkansas Archeological Society and UAM to Host Second Annual Cemetery Cleanup January 21, 2019

MONTICELLO, AR — The Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the University of Arkansas at Monticello are hosting our second annual cemetery cleanup on Monday, January 21 from 8 AM to noon. Participants will learn about cemetery maintenance and help clean up two cemeteries associated with Hollywood Plantation, or the Taylor House, near Winchester as a morning of service to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Jodi Barnes, an archeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey - UAM Research Station, will give an overview of the proper removal of invasive vegetation in cemeteries and provide a brief overview of the history and archeology of the Taylor House. Participants will help remove brush and clean up the Taylor family cemetery and the Valley Farm cemetery, the African American cemetery nearby. 

Outdoor clothing and work gloves are recommended. The address is The Hollywood Plantation/Taylor House, 112 Plantation Ln, Tillar, AR  71670.

Contact Dr. Jodi Barnes for more details, jabarnes@uark.edu or 870-460-1290.

Hollywood Plantation Cemetery