Robert E. Kelley

Kelley serves on the Gravette Historical Museum Commission. He tells the story of the popularity of the annual Gravette Picnic (now called Gravette Days) in the 20’s. People came by horse and buggy, spending several days in town. To commemorate the event for the Centennial Celebration in 1993, residents Johnny Varner, John Mitchael, and Michael and Dean Fladager as part of the Centennial created a diorama depicting one picnic. This diorama helped create the community interest that resulted in formation of the Museum. [01:15:23]

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