Please mark THURSDAY, Sept. 25th on your calendar for a Book Signing/Open House at the museum from 11:00 till 1:00!
Don Duren, who grew up in Hot Springs and whose mother was from Mt. Ida has written a book about baseball notable Lon Warneke. Lon grew up just south of Mt. Ida in the small community of Owley and pitched on both the Mt. Ida High School baseball team and the local men's team 'Mt. Ida Athletics' before heading off to work his way up to the Minor and then the Major Leagues. He pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs during the 30s - 40s and earned the nickname "Arkansas Hummingbird" for his fast action. Later serving as an umpire, he had the distinction of being the only major league player to have both played AND umpired in an All-Star game AND a World Series. Quite a man!
Come by the museum and meet the author along with Lon's daughter Lonnie W. Luebben from Hot Springs.
We would certainly like to make them feel welcome here in the home county of Lon (Owley) and wife Charlyne Shannon (Norman)!