Mineral Collection:

More than 1400 mineral specimens and geodes were collected by Mrs. Matilda Pfeiffer from 1960 until 1988. The collection includes specimens from around the world and accross the United States. Many of the minerals are on permanent display in the house museum while others are offered for viewing on a rotating basis. Arrangemnts can be made to view specific specimens. See photos

Native American Artifact Collection:

Artifacts from Northeast Arkansas are featured in the Pfeiffer Native American Artifact Collection. The majority of these artifacts were found by local Piggott businessman, Laws Cargill, who walked the cotton fields of the Delta and surrounding hills of Crowley's Ridge to find and save these implements of the past. No items, to our knowledge, were taken from burial grounds. Mrs. Pfeiffer obtained this extensive collection when Mr. Cargill decided to retire from actively searching for artifacts. Her interest was in keeping the collection in the Piggott area. The Pfeiffer Collection is representative of the artifacts left by Native Americans who lived, hunted, gathered and farmed in the area during the past 12,000 years. The collection has materials from the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland Mississippian cultures.
See Native American Day Photos


Pendants We Make


Mrs. Pfeiffer had an extensive library of over 1600 books. The library includes books from many areas of interest and is available for on site usage only.

"A Face in the Crowd"

This is a photo taken during the filming of the movie, "A Face in the Crowd." The movie starred Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal. Several scenes in the movie were filmed in Piggott, Arkansas. The pool scene was filmed using Karl and Matilda Pfeiffer's swimming pool. In 1984, Mrs. Pfeiffer had the pool converted to a pond.

image of a pool scene