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Our Mission

The Mission of the Yell County Historical Society is to promote individual and general interest in the history of Yell County. We collect, preserve and publish pertinent information concerning Yell County history.

YCHS works to identify historical sites and landmarks. Many of the historical markers you see in Yell County were paid for and installed by the Yell County Historical Society. We conduct tours of historical sites and prepare articles for magazines, bulletins and books. YCHS is the parent organization of the True Grit Trail project. Of particular interest is demonstrating to all the importance and value of learning about individuals and events that have affected life in Yell County.


Each meeting features a guest expert speaker on a component of the colorful history of Yell County.

Meetings—3rd Monday of each month.

Time—7:00 pm

Location—Family Life Center at the Dardanelle Methodist Church

Locust & 2nd Streets.

Upcoming Meeting Dates 

February 20—Scott Waniewski
Superintendent, Mt. Nebo State Park, will speak.

March 20Wendy Wells, Dardanelle Library, and Stacey Laurie, Danville Library, will present the history of the Yell County Library and show some of the services they offer.

April 17Lauren Taylor, EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technologies Initiative) Facilitator, and students from the EAST Lab will speak about their program and projects.

May 15Janet Ake of Danville has hiked The Appalachian Trail, broken a centuries-long curse to save a handsome prince, and rescued a dying civilization on Mars—all in the stories she writes. She can currently be found wandering a desert planet with three suns while she searches for her soulmate. We hope you'll join us as she highlights her experiences and her books.

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YCHS Membership Form

We invite you to join YCHS. Share your contact information so we can add you to our membership roll as well as be on the mailing list to receive the society newsletter, “949 square miles of Yell."

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PO Box 622 | Dardanelle, AR 72834

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