You can order books from the Museum’s gift shop and have them shipped to you if you can’t visit to purchase them in person. Three titles available are:
Memories of a Colonel (Turtlehull Publishing, 2016) What begins as an engaging coming-of-age story of an adventurous boy born in 1927 in Little Rock, Arkansas, develops into an enthralling narrative of the life of a no-nonsense officer circling the globe in service to his country during wartime and peacetime. Originally written by Colonel James H. Phillips in 1984 for his wife and their three sons, this rediscovered autobiography reveals the spirit and the resolve of a true American patriot. ($20)
My Own Precious One (Turtlehull Publishing, 2016) These courtship letters between George Sallie Smith of Princeton, Arkansas and Mollie Rose Byars of Pittsboro, Mississippi from July 1889 until their marriage in May 1890 reveal the beginnings of a mutual love and respect which would last throughout their lifetime together. Interwoven among the exchanges are detailed narratives of events in their homes and communities that give a rare, first-person account of the rural south in the late 19th century. Edited by Sandra Parham Turner, Melrose Smith Bagwell, and Doris Smith Beeson Faulkner. ($20)
You also can order it securely from the publisher’s website here.
A Taste of Tradition (Dallas County Museum, 2009) With over 350 recipes, this cookbook is a must-have for its variety of regional favorites such as buttermilk salad, black-eyed pea cornbread, deviled pork chops, orange blossom muffins, vinegar cookies, strawberry divinity, sugar-free desserts, and so much more! Each section is divided by pages with historic photographs of people and places around Fordyce. ($15)
Many other titles are available in our gift shop! Please call the Museum for shipping details. All proceeds from every book sale go to the Museum.
We also have a selection of other gift items for sale, such as the houndstooth hat like former Fordyce/Dallas County resident, Paul “Bear” Bryant wore! Handmade items by our museum volunteers as well as mini-quilts are also sold. Come by and see us and pick up a gift for yourself or a friend!