Buffalo Island Museum installs smoke alarm system

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Pictured are Buffalo Island Museum committee members. From top – Monette Mayor Jerry “Chub” Qualls, Laura Parnell, Jamie Rolland, Janie Miller, Raye Finley, Jan Craig, Barbara Mullen, William Piercy, Ernestine Harrell, Diana Sanders and Josh Parnell.(photo provided)

Buffalo Island Museum in Monette had a smoke alarm system installed in the museum building using grant funds. Committee members expressed their appreciation to the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Department of Arkansas Heritage for awarding the grant. The project included installation of seven supervised system smoke sensors on the main level and three sensors on the upper level. When any sensor goes into alarm, the monitoring center will notify the Monette Volunteer Fire Department Chief to take appropriate action. The balance of the grant award will be used to help with utility costs.

The Buffalo Island Museum building, located at the intersection of Hwy. 18 and Hwy 139, was built in 1918 for the First National Bank and donated to the City of Monette by David and Karen Wallace of Leachville.

The museum is open from 1-4 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. To make an appointment at other times call City Hall at (870) 486-2000.

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