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8:54 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum Presented With $100,000

Arkansas state Sen. Robert Thompson has presented a check for $100,000 to Arkansas State University officials to support the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott.

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott includes a barn-studio associated with writer Ernest Hemingway and the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, whose parents owned the home and the barn on the property.

The barn was converted during the 1930s to a studio to give Hemingway privacy for writing and portions of Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" was written there.

The museum and educational center opened in 1999 with funding from a private donation, the state Legislature and the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council.