The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum
can be found in Piggott, not far from the Arkansas-Missouri
state line, and was once the home to the Pfeiffer family, who owned about 60,000 acres (24,281ha) in the area. In 1927, the great writer Ernest Hemingway
married Pauline Pfeiffer in Paris
and was known for making frequent trips to Piggott to write and relax until they divorced. A barn in the grounds of the Pfeiffer house was turned into a studio in which Hemingway penned much of A Farewell to Arms
. The Pfeiffer family owned the house until 1950, when the Janes family bought it. In 1997, it was taken over by Arkansas State University, and in 1999, the house became a museum and educational center, while the studio was restored to the appearance it had in the 1930s.