February 7, 2009 Press-Release

The Izard County Historical & Genealogical Society invites you to:

The First Meeting of the Trimble House Project

Calico Rock Music Hall
Highways 5 and 56

Saturday, February 21st, 2:00 p.m.

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church has given permission to move the Trimble House from Dolph to their property on Highway 56 in Calico Rock. Carl Russell, whose family has owned the house for many years, has generously donated the 1815 log cabin to the Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society.

Built by James and Phebe (Walker) Trimble, the house is about 19 feet square, with two rooms and a loft. Beginning about 1826, James Trimble was an elder in the Mount Olive C. P. Church Circuit and offered his house for church services.

The Historical Society will dismantle the Trimble House and rebuild it in the little park across from the Calico Rock C.P. Church. Moving the house will prevent further deterioration and make it more accessible to visitors. Rev. Wayne Wood has agreed to be Project Director. Emmit Acklin, who organized the removal of the John Wolfe house to the Wolfe House property in Norfork, has agreed to advise us.

Our next step is fund raising. The Society has set up a bank account at First National Bank of Izard County, PO Box 690, Calico Rock, AR 72519, Account #0147992902. We anticipate needing at least $10,000 to complete the project. We plan to solicit donations of materials and the use of equipment, and we will need many volunteers to help with the dismantling and rebuilding.

At this meeting, we will discuss fund raising, donations of materials and equipment use, volunteer recruitment and publicity. If you want to help save this significant piece of Arkansas history, please plan to attend. If you need more information or can offer to help, contact Juanita Stowers at 870-499-3237 or nita@centurytel.net. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 21st.

Susan Varno Juanita Stowers

Trimble House Fundraising Committee