Monday, February 10th 7:00 pm Ross Pendergraft Library, room 300A
Ginger Beck and Michael Schwarz
There will be a free drawing for a signed copy!
Ginger Beck and Michael Schwarz will give an in-depth presentation with stunning photos and stories about abandoned sites across the great state of Arkansas. They have documented almost 200 locations including Dogpatch, USA, The Majestic Hotel, sanitoriums, schools, motels, jails, cafés, cemeteries, and much more!
If you have ever driven by a building and wondered what has happened within its walls, you know what drives Abandoned Arkansas. Every day neglected structures are on the verge of being demolished or in desperate need of renovation. Join Michael Schwarz, Eddy Sisson, Ginger Beck, and James Kirkendall through the forgotten history of the Natural State, from the Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs to Dogpatch USA, an abandoned theme park once loved by thousands. Travel to decayed places around the state and bear witness to the vandalism, weathering, and slow death of countless historic buildings. It's simultaneously heartbreaking and captivating. Through historic documentation, these photographers hope to immortalize the stories of the places they visit beyond the building's finite lifespan, and to preserve an echo from the past.