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Board member Kyle Clem and Executive Director Liz Robbins ask residents and visitors to send their Total Solar Eclipse photographs to the Garland County Historical Society for preservation.

Garland County Historical Society Requests Total Eclipse Photos

The Garland County Historical Society announces a call for Total Solar Eclipse photographs taken by both residents and visitors. “There will be plenty of photos of the actual eclipse, but what we want are shots of people watching it at parties and events throughout Garland County, along with traffic jams, lines at the gas pumps, and other unusual eclipse happenings,” said Liz Robbins, Executive Director.

Residents and visitors are asked to send eclipse photos to the Garland County Historical Society using this form.

The April 8, 2024 solar eclipse is the third time Arkansas will have been in the path of totality. The other two were in 1834 and 1918,” said Kyle Clem, Society board member. “Unlike in the first events, this year our community has the ability to capture a photographic record of the event and save it at the society’s archives. We want to preserve this exciting historical event for future generations, especially for those who will see the next Total Solar Eclipse on August 12, 2045.

In addition to photographs, the Historical Society encourages the submission of any stories or narratives of people’s experiences during this extraordinary event. For more information, please call the Historical Society at 501-321-2159. The society is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 328 Quapaw, Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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Since 1960, the Garland County Historical Society (based in Hot Springs, Arkansas) has collected, preserved, and educated the public about the history of Garland County. With over 40,000 photographs and other items in our searchable database, numerous newspapers, manuscripts, maps, books, and other materials, we have one of Arkansas’ most outstanding local history collections.


Membership in the GCHS supports our mission of collecting, preserving, and educating the public about the history of Garland County.

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