The Arkansas Heritage Sites Office at Arkansas State University currently is working with the Cash family to acquire appropriate furnishings for the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess. Joanne Cash Yates and Tommy Cash, younger sister and brother of Johnny Cash, are serving as consultants for the project.
Both were born and raised in Dyess and, fortunately, have great memories of the old home place. Furnishings they have described in each room of the house now are being gathered, along with items typical of Dyess Colony homes during the 1930s and 1940s.
This is a great opportunity for Johnny Cash fans to be a part of this project. Thanks to the Center for Digital Initiatives at Arkansas State University, a Household Registry has been developed to keep up with what has been received and what is still needed. If you can help locate any of these items, contact Ruth Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, please forward photos of the items for verification with the Cash family. Those who donate items to the house will be recognized on a permanent plaque.