Riverside visits Hemingway Pfeiffer Museum

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

On Wednesday, May 18th thirty-one Riverside Jr. High gifted/talented students along with their teacher, Brenda Hutcheson traveled to Piggott to tour the Hemingway Pfeiffer Museum.

Riverside students visit museum (photo provided)

While there the students enjoyed listening to tour guides provide insight into the life of Ernest Hemingway and his time of living and writing in Piggott.

They especially enjoyed hearing about Mr. and Mrs. Pfeiffer and their connection to Piggott and Clay County.

Many expressed how they enjoyed seeing his "barn studio," and felt they could better understand the writer/person.

The students had learned that a portion of his book, "A Farewell to Arms" was written while he was staying there with his wife Pauline.

The students also toured the Matilda Pfeiffer Museum and expressed that this was an unexpected treat.

The valuable display of collected minerals, gemstones, and native American arrowheads was indeed an eye opening experience for the students.

Many remarked about how unique they felt her collection was, and that they had no idea that such a valuable collection was so near-by.

The entire day was an enjoyable conclusion to a unit of study about Ernest Hemingway.

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