What We Do

Saturday, November 3

Ramble to Historic Cane Hill
Washington County’s First College Town

Make plans to join us for this year’s Fall Ramble as we journey to Historic Cane Hill! We will tour the town of Cane Hill, learn about the Cumberland Presbyterians who settled the area, learn about Cane Hill College (chartered in 1850 and the first college in the state to admit women) and learn about the region’s prominent role in Arkansas’s historic apple industry. Ramblers will also visit Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park to learn about the Civil War Battle of Prairie Grove and tour the historic Borden House.

The bus will depart from First Presbyterian Church – Argenta in downtown North Little Rock. A half-day option is available and includes lunch and dinner. You will provide your own transportation for the half-day option.

Tickets for the bus tour are $125 and include snacks, libations, lunch and dinner. Tickets for the half-day option, which includes lunch and dinner, are $65. We can’t wait to see you on the Ramble!

Thanks to our generous sponsors!

Preliminary Program


7:30 AM               Bus departs from First Presbyterian Church – Argenta

201 W. 4th St., North Little Rock

11:00 AM             Early History of Cane Hill

Cane Hill Cemetery

Bobby Braly, Executive Director, Historic Cane Hill

John Greer, AIA, LEED AP, Principal/Vice President, WER Architects/Planners

11:45 AM             Lunch at Cane Hill College (catered by Briar Rose Bakery)

Speaker: Susan Young, Outreach Coordinator, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

“The Apple Orchard of America,” a slide program on the heyday of the apple industry in northwest Arkansas from the late 1800s and early 1900s, featuring historic images from the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History Collection.

1:00 PM                Heirloom Apples and Cider-Making

J. S. Edmiston House

Trey Holt, Black Apple Crossing

1:30 PM                Tour of Cane Hill

D. N. Edmiston House

Dr. Blackburn House

Cane Hill Presbyterian Church

2:00 PM                Refreshment & Restroom Break

A. R. Carroll Drug Store

2:30 PM                Tour Continued

Zeb Edmiston House

Cane Hill Museum

Methodist Manse

3:45 PM                Bus leaves Cane Hill

4:00 PM                Battle of Prairie Grove and Historic Borden House

Bart Taylor, Interpreter, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

6:00 PM                Dinner at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant

2217 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

7:30 PM                Bus departs for North Little Rock

10:30 PM             Bus arrives at First Presbyterian Church – Argenta