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The Texarkana Museums System offers four fun and fascinating ways to explore Texarkana’s past, present and future. TMS operates the Museum of Regional History, the Draughon-Moore “Ace of Clubs” House, P.J. Ahern Home and the Discovery Place Children’s Museum in historic downtown Texarkana. Scroll down and click a museum building to begin exploring!

TMS hosts the Pleasant Hill Quilters' “The Secret Codes of the Underground Railroad” Feb. 7 at P.J. Ahern Home

Photo: Pleasant Hill Quilters Group present "Secret Codes of the Underground Railroad"

The Pleasant Hill Quilting Group will present “The Secret Codes of the Underground Railroad” on February 7, 2014 at the P.J. Ahern Home Museum at 403 Laurel Street, Texarkana, Arkansas beginning at 12 p.m. Using quilts and song, members of the Club will discuss the clever codes used to guide runaway slaves in their escape to the North. Please join us in celebrating the beginning of Black History Month with this unique look into the past.

To those escaping slavery before and during the Civil War, these quilts were a guide along the Underground Railroad to freedom. Quilts made of specific blocks, such as the Wagon Wheel and Bear's Paw, led many through safer passage to the North. Similar codes could be found in spirituals sung by slaves. Combining a rich narrative and historic songs, the Pleasant Hill Quilting Group illustrate the emotional journey from despair to hope.

The women of the Pleasant Hill Quilting Group have dedicated themselves to preserving history with an emphasis on traditional quilting. In addition to the presentation, the presenters will have handmade aprons and bonnets as well as cookbooks for sale. Group members will also take handmade quilt orders. Proceeds from these sales will be used to support the Club's efforts to restore and preserve the Pleasant Hill Center, a historical Rosenwald School.

“The Secret Codes of the Underground Railroad” will be held at the Texarkana Museums System P.J. Ahern Home Museum, 403 Laurel Street, Texarkana, Arkanasas. The presentation begins at 12 p.m. Pre- program reception begins at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served in the Ahern Parlor. Admission is $10 per person. Seating is limited, so registration is recommended. To reserve your seat or for more information, please call 903-793-4831.

Locations, Hours, Prices

Effective JANUARY 6, 2015

 

Museum of Regional History

219 N. State Line Avenue

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Prices: $5 per person; ages 3 and under are free; Members free

​Discounts: AAA, Military, or Seniors = $1 off

Please call for information on group discounts: 903-793-4831

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P.J. Ahern Home

403 Laurel Street

Tours available by appointment

Call for information on Event Rentals: 903-793-4831

Prices: $5 per person; ages 3 and under are free; Members free

​Discounts: AAA, Military, or Seniors = $1 off

Please call for information on group discounts: 903-793-4831

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For more information,

please call

903-793-4831

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Effective JANUARY 6, 2015

 

Discovery Place 2.0 Children's Museum

215 Pine Street

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Prices: $5 per person; ages 3 and under are free; Members free

​Discounts: AAA, Military, or Seniors = $1 off

Please call for information on group discounts: 903-793-4831

AVAILABLE for BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Call 903-793-4831 and ask for Amanda

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Ace of Clubs House

420 Pine Street

Weekday: Tours available by appointment, 903-793-4831

Saturday Tour Times: 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.

Call for information on Event Rentals: 903-793-4831

Prices: $5 per person; ages 3 and under are free; Members free

​Discounts: AAA, Military, or Seniors = $1 off

Please call for information on group discounts: 903-793-4831