Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum offers new exhibit

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

PIGGOTT -- The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott will open a new permanent exhibit in the Hemingway Barn Studio entitled Into the Wild with a 1-2:30 p.m. reception on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

The exhibit includes 15 animal trophies typical of those gathered by Ernest and Pauline Hemingway during a 1933-34 African safari funded entirely by Pauline's uncle Gus Pfeiffer. His investment resulted in numerous trophies from the hunt, material for several Hemingway literary works, and a diary kept by Pauline. The new exhibit features excerpts from Pauline's diary related to the animal trophies.

Provided to HPMEC by the Arkansas State University Museum, the animal trophies were collected for the Museum by Jonesboro businessmen William Brown Lacy Jr., John C. Heringer Sr. and Maurice Kiech during their African safari in the 1960s.

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center includes the family home of Paul and Mary Pfeiffer and the barn-studio where Hemingway wrote during visits to Piggott. HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site at 1021 W. Cherry Street, Piggott, Ark. Tours are on the hour, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is closed on Sunday. For more information call 870-598-3487.

Into the Wild, a new Hemingway Barn-Studio permanent exhibit, opens at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott, Wednesday, Jan. 11. (photo provided)

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