Monday, June 14, 2010

Trimble House Dedication Program

This past Saturday, the Calico Rock Cumberland Presbyterian Church along with the Izard County Historical & Genealogical Society hosted a dedication program for the 1854 Trimble House which was recently dismantled and moved from it's original location at Dolph to a location in Calico Rock. The program began with a delicious dinner before the attendees made their way across the highway from the church to tour the old home in its new location then returned to the church sanctuary for the dedication service.

The Cabin's restoration is not yet complete and work will continue until it has been restored to as close to its original condition as is possible. At this time, the logs have not been chinked and a temporary metal-roof has been installed to protect the relic until its authentic cedar shake roof is installed.

There was a great crowd out for this event, a large part of them being members of the Trimble Family who had gathered for a family reunion in Thayer, Missouri over the weekend. Many members of the ICH&G Society were also present as well as representatives of local businesses and government.

During the dedication service, Project Director, Wayne Wood, gave a short history of the Trimble Cabin and its importance to the Cumberland Presbyterian ministry in the early days of Izard County. Juanita Stowers, who along with Susan Varno headed up the effort to make the move and restoration possible, also spoke. The Calico Rock Museum was represented by Stephen Mitchell who informed the attendees of a new effort to restore a building on Main Street which will eventually house the museum. Various individuals were honored during the event including Carl Russell who donated the Trimble Cabin to the Historical Society. The service concluded after two members of the Trimble Family made their own presentations to the Calico Rock Cumberland Presbyterian Church donating a Trimble Family History book as well as the Trimble Family Bible. Both will be housed in the library of the church.

Exploring Izard County is thrilled to have been able to be a part of this effort! It brings us great satisfaction to know that this important piece of Izard County history will be preserved for future generations to experience!

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