Member Exclusive: Trailblazers History Hike with Susan Young

Historic Cane Hill’s Membership Program has never been more rewarding! Not only do you have exclusive access to exciting benefits and privileges, but you also get an invitation to programs like our inaugural Trailblazers History Hike on December 2 from 2-4 p.m.

Local historian and Historic Cane Hill board member Susan Young will guide members along our History Trail. Guests will view several of HCH’s iconic landmarks, including the Methodist Manse, our oldest standing structure (1859), the museum (1940s) and gallery (1900), the Cane Hill Presbyterian Church (1891), and the Cane Hill College (1886). The journey will also go to the Cane Hill Cemetery (1830s-present).

Along the hike Susan will share stories about some of the people who make up the rich tapestry of Cane Hill history, including a 14-year-old Cherokee girl, a fire and brimstone Presbyterian preacher, a formerly enslaved woman, and a banjo-picking folk singer.
The hike will be approximately 1.5 miles long, leisurely paced, along mixed surfaces including gravel and grass.

This event is free for members, but does require pre-registration.

Already a member? Reserve your spot here.

Interested in becoming a member? Join here and reserve your spot.

About Susan:
Local historian Susan Young is a lifelong resident of Fayetteville and a fifth generation Ozarker. She served as the outreach coordinator at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale for 27 years. Her Ozark history interests include traditional folkways, religion, and cemeteries.

Susan currently serves on the boards of Historic Cane Hill, Heritage Trail Partners, and the Butterfield National Historic Trail Association. She is also an active member of the Washington County Master Gardeners and the Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, genealogy, and birdwatching.