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Williams to Host Arkansas Heritage Speaker


Williams Baptist College is set to host an Arkansas Heritage lecture about Ernest Hemingway and his connection to Piggott's Pfeiffer family. The event, which is free of charge, will be Thursday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m. in WBC's Mabee Student Center.

Dr. Ruth Hawkins, executive director of Arkansas State University's Arkansas Heritage Sites program will lecture over her new book, "Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow." Her book paints a full picture of the essential role in Hemingway's career played by the Pfeiffer family, especially his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer.

As director of the Arkansas Heritage Sites program at ASU, Hawkins is responsible for development of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center at Piggott, among other historically significant Arkansas locations and museums.

She is also vice president of the Arkansas History Commission and was inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame in 2011.

Following the lecture, Hawkins will be available to sign copies of her book.

Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge.

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