• Southern Tenant Farmers Union Mural
  • Early Union Meeting
  • March of Time Newsreel
  • Family of Cotton Pickers
  • Front of Bank and Cleaners Today
  • Mitchell's Cleaners in 1934
  • Service Station Facade Today
  • Clay East Service Station in 1934
  • Cotton Picking Exhibits
  • Weighing Sacks of Cotton
  • Evicted Sharecropper Family

Standard tours are given Tuesdays and Wednesdays by reservation (call 870-764-2274) and Thursdays – Saturdays hourly from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. We now offer a combination tour with Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home and Southern Tenant Farmers Museum. Please call 870-487-2909 or 870-764-2274 for pricing and reservations.

The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum enhances knowledge and understanding of tenant farming and agricultural labor movements in the Mississippi River Delta, in an effort to preserve the history and promote the legacy of sharecropping, tenant farming and the farm labor movement. The museum is located in the historic Mitchell-East Building in Tyronza, Arkansas, with the restoration of this building and development of the museum 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.

To learn more about the history of tenant farming in Arkansas and the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, click here for an Interactive Timeline.

Equal Footing: Women in the STFU

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