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Second Monday Author Series: Abandoned Arkansas - February 10th

Ross Pendergraft Library presents...Second Monday Author Series

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!


 Michael Schwarz, Eddy Sisson, Ginger Beck, and James Kirkendall

To see over 150 locations and more photos from abandoned places around the state, please visit

About the Book

About the Book (Abandoned Arkansas)

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.

Abandoned South Arkansas

Since joining the Abandoned Arkansas team in 2017, Ginger Beck has trudged through mud, tall grass, water, and woods to find and document forgotten and endangered locations in South Arkansas. While the shells of these places remain in steady decline as victims of harsh, hot summers and cold, wet winters, the memories that people in the small downs of the South have are as strong as ever. Schools, churches, hospitals, and homes have been left behind as communities move on around them. Join Ginger on a tour of spaces that hold so many memories while the Natural State slowly reclaims them back to nature.