Historic V. C. Kays House
Restoration of the V. C. Kays House was coordinated by Arkansas State University Heritage Sites, which now has offices in the restored home.
Arkansas Heritage Sites
Arkansas State University
P. O. Box 2050
State University, AR 72467
Dr. Ruth Hawkins, Executive Director
Ruth is Director of Arkansas Heritage Sites at Arkansas State University, which includes overall responsibilities for policies and programs at the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza, Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village, the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott, and the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Project in Dyess. Ruth also is Executive Director of Arkansas Delta Byways, a 15-county tourism promotion association that promotes Eastern Arkansas and its two national scenic byways: Crowley’s Ridge Parkway and the Arkansas Great River Road, and is a faculty member in A-State’s Heritage Studies Ph.D. program.
Paula Miles, Assistant Director, Arkansas Heritage Sites
Paula provides administrative support and oversight for the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Lakeport Plantation, Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Education Center, and the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Project. She also is Treasurer for Arkansas Delta Byways. Her responsibilities include serving as office manager, coordinating special events, and developing ongoing activities in the Delta region and along the Crowley’s Ridge Parkway and the Arkansas Great River Road national scenic byways.