Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas will be honoring former Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum director, Sue Trulock, along with nine other women from around the state at its Reflections: 100 Years of Honoring Women dinner to be held at 7:30 p.m. April 14at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.
The Women of Impact honorees are an exceptional cross-section of women who have made significant contributions to their local communities and beyond.
Few people realize the Jefferson County Museum Archival Collection sprouted from one woman’s initiative and a $250 grant. Troubled that much of the city and county’s historical documents were leaving Jefferson County for preservation in Little Rock, Trulock stepped in and in 1980 the Jefferson County Museum Archival Collection was born. With her recently awarded $250 grant, Trulock bought a table, a chair, and archival supplies and established a workspace at the Bram’s Building on Main Street in Pine Bluff. It is there she began sorting through storage boxes and cataloging items.
Thanks to efforts of the county judge, board of directors and the Museum Guild,*** in 1991 the museum moved from its few rooms in the Jefferson County Courthouse to a fully dedicated space at the former Union Pacific Depot. Not only did this allow more exhibit space, but aided in Trulock’s mission to make history accessible to more people within the community. She served as director of the Jefferson County Historical Museum for more than 25 years.
Trulock also helped to organize the Saracen Memorial Pow Wow, a celebration of the culture and tradition of the Native Americans who were the first inhabitants of present day Jefferson County. She has also served as a member of the Pine Bluff Housing Authority Board, the Pine Bluff Festival Association, and the Old Towne Committee for Reinventing Downtown.
The other Women of Impact honorees include Kathy Allen from Hot Springs, Ginny Shell, Dr. Cornelia Kelly Beck and Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton from Little Rock, Euba May Harris Winton and Judy McReynolds from Fort Smith, Bette Mathews of Springdale, Sandy Edwards of Bentonville and Dr. Faye Cox from Jonesboro.
The Reflections event at Embassy Suites will feature Girl Scout exhibits, videos from the 100th Anniversary Oral History Project created by Girl Scouts and alumnae in the council, music and a cash bar. The Women of Impact Honorees and keynote speaker Dr. Robyn Silverman will feature as the evening’s highlights.
Silverman is a child/teen development specialist, body image expert, sought-after speaker and award-winning writer. She has been a featured expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Nightline, The Tyra Show, NBC’s Lxtv, Fox News, NPR, and more.
Dinner reservations are $100 per person and Meet & Greet/Dinner combination reservations are $125. A special VIP reservation, which includes the Meet & Greet/Dinner combination, 100th Anniversary Commemorative coin, and autographed book by Silverman is available for $250.
Reservations should be made by March 31 by either calling 800-632-6894 or by going online at http://GirlScoutReflections.EventBrite.com.
Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas serves close to 18,000 members and encompasses all counties in Arkansas except Crittenden, includes Adair, LeFlore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma as well as Bowie and Cass counties in Texas. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
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