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Monday-Friday:

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Saturday:

Noon - 3 p.m.

Closed major holidays. 

For special
programs call:
870-487-2909


 


Mission

The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum enhances knowledge and understanding of tenant farming and agricultural labor movements in the Mississippi River Delta.


Vision

To preserve the history and promote the legacy of sharecropping, tenant farming and the farm labor movement.

 

Location

We are located in the historic Mitchell-East Building at 117 S Main Street in Tyronza, Arkansas.  Restoration of this building and development of the museum was made possible through grants from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council and a “We the People” Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Topics of Interest

 

  • Tenant Farming

  • The Great Depression
  • The New Deal
  • The Agricultural Adjustment Act
  • Southern Tenant Farmers Union
  • Resettlement Communities
  • Missouri Bootheel Demonstration
  • Cotton Production in the Delta
  • Mechanization of Agriculture
  • Labor Movements
  • Agricultural Movements
  • Civil Rights Movements

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum

117 S Main Street, PO Box 195
Tyronza, Arkansas 72386

Telephone:  870-487-2909;  Fax 870-487-2910

 

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 regarding this site to Linda Hinton
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