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CH-51106-13Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsArkansas State University, Main CampusHistoric Dyess Colony: A New Deal Farm Experiment12/1/2011 - 12/31/2016$500,000.00RuthA.Hawkins   Arkansas State University, Main CampusJonesboroAR72403-0600USA2012Museum Studies or Historical PreservationChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs05000000500000

Restoration of buildings at the Historic Dyess Colony, an agricultural resettlement colony during the New Deal era that aided in recovery from the Great Depression.

This 3:1 Challenge Grant would restore/recreate historic buildings in the Dyess Colony, a New Deal era agricultural resettlement community. The restored Administration Building, Dyess theater reconstruction, and restored Johnny Cash Boyhood Home would serve as a museum and educational complex for humanities programming.