University sets to work on 1837 house

Posted: June 19, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Arkansas Archaeological Survey Arkansas Archaeological Survey archaeologists Larry Porter, left, and Jared Pebworth excavate a cellar found recently behind the Wilhaf house as part of the ongoing effort by the Archaeological Survey and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith to restore and study the site of one of the oldest homes in Van Buren.

VAN BUREN -- The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has embarked on a second mission to save one of the oldest homes in the city, and turn it into a classroom and tourist attraction.

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