Texarkana Museum System Presents “Postcards from the Past”

Texarkana, TX – The Texarkana Museums System invites you to celebrate Postcards from the

Past: The Story of African American George Strong in Texarkana’s Most Iconic Postcard at the

Ace of Clubs House at 420 Pine St. in historic downtown Texarkana, USA. Join us on February

18th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm for a presentation by Museum Curator, Jamie Simmons on the life

of George Strong.

After learning about the life of Mr. Strong, museum volunteer and living history performer,

Derrick Montgomery will present a living history performance based on Mr. Strong’s life at the

Post Office. Both the lecture and performance are FREE to the public with donations towards

further programming welcomed. This is a big year for Texarkana and the Ace of Clubs House

has many things planned to celebrate our Sesquicentennial.

Space at the lecture will be limited and reservations are strongly suggested. For more

information please visit www.TexarkanaMuseums.org/Events and or contact Dusty Baker at


The Ace of Clubs House was built in 1885, in the height of the Victorian period and has an

unusual floor plan featuring three octagonal rooms at one end and a long rectangular room at the

other. It was a private residence for one hundred years and was owned by three different

families, before Miss Olivia, the last resident, left it to the Texarkana Museums System in 1985.

The Ace of Clubs House offers guided tours Tuesday through Sunday and typically hosts special

events such as workshops, lectures, and other activities on the third Saturday of the month.