The Columbia County Library is sponsoring, compiling, and publishing a new book documenting the history of Columbia County and its people, from its founding to today. The Columbia County, Arkansas History & Families Book will feature all aspects of our communities, churches, businesses, farms, organizations, and more, plus hundreds of family histories, past and present. We would like to include your family’s rich history in our new book!
The Columbia County, Arkansas History & Families Book will contain material from 1852 through 2023, with approximately 200 to 300 pages. This hardback, library quality, smyth-sewn 8-1/2 x 11-inch book will be bound in an rich green, swirl-grained leatherette cover with a gold foil-stamped seal depicting Columbia County’s historic courthouse on the front, and gold on the spine. What an heirloom to give your children and grandchildren!
IDEAS FOR WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY: Everyone has a family history, and even if you recently moved to the county, IT’S FREE TO BE INCLUDED! Give the date your family came to Columbia County, where they originated, and vocation before settling here. Tell about any interesting stories from childhood; include marriages, children, jobs, military, education, organizations participated in, etc. Write your stories in third person (use he, she, they). Use the family history examples inside from Columbia Co. historian, Mike Gee! The family history must be written in 500 words or less; there will only be a charge of 15¢ per word for all over 500. Please submit your story typed on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper, double spaced if possible, or digitally at: ColumbiaCountyBook@AcclaimPress.com
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PLEASE SEND ONE PHOTOGRAPH (current or historic) to be used with your family story; any extra photos can be included for only $15.00 per photo. Because the photograph will be handled many times, send a professional copy (no Xeroxes please) that is not valuable or irreplaceable. Write in pencil your name and address on the back of all pictures. Indicate the names of people, date, and caption for the picture. Your material will be returned when the book is completed.
This historical book is AVAILABLE ON A PRESALE BASIS ONLY and is priced at $59.95. There is NO CHARGE for having your history and one photo published in this book.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
Product Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
Cover Type: Hardcover