Dyess Colony Museum
and Johnny Cash
's restored boyhood home will be open for visitors tomorrow after a restoration project that began in early 2012.
The Dyess Colony was created by the New Deal in 1934 as a community for farm families struggling during the Great Depression. Johnny Cash's family moved to the community in 1935. Check out our story
on the Dyess Colony and the restoration project from a few years back. There will be exhibits on the colony and its impact on Cash and his music. His boyhood home is restored and furnished as it was when the Cash family lived there.
Tours are $10 per person, more info here
Photographer Kat Robinson got a sneak preview last May
and did a big post
on her blog. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas has lots more
on the Dyess Colony.