Museum of Chicot County Arkansas
614 South Cokley Street, Lake Village,
|The Museum of Chicot County
Arkansas is located in a turn of the century medical infirmary which was
founded in 1910 when Dr. E. P. McGehee opened his infirmary and surgery
in a victorian house (still discernible). After the 1927 Flood the building
was expanded to its present size of approximately 15,000 square feet.
It became known as the "Mayo
of The South" as Dr. McGehee was a well known surgeon and stayed abreast
of the latest techniques, instruments, and equipment. This was the first
air-conditioned hospital in the state of Arkansas. It was family owned
and received no government aid.
It is an experience not soon
forgotten to meander through the patient rooms, emergency room, surgery,
lab, maternity delivery room, nursery and the doctors offices which
contain many original surgical and medical instruments and equipment.
The main focus is on rural medicine
but also contains the following artifacts:
For Tour: Call Eleanore Burge (870)
265-2358 Home or (870) 265-2868 Museum
Pictures and history of the Italian
Immigration to Chicot County to Sunnyside Plantation in 1895 where they
served in peonage.
Senior graduation pictures of Lakeside
High School as early as 1921 and as late as 1980. Early sport pictures
Early sports pictures and throphies
from Lakeside High School and Central High School.
Pictures of the 1927 Flood and 1912
Early dental office complete with
instruments and equipment.
War room with military artefacts,
pictures and maps.
1940's magazines and newspapers.
Charles Lindberg's first night flight,
which was in Lake Village.
Battle of Ditch Bayou... Civil War
100 years of memorabilia from the
C.H. Reynolds Lodge
Two reading rooms with old newspapers
and information on Lake Chicot.
Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
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Part of the Lake
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