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Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center To Sponsor Trip to Paris During 2015 Spring Break


PIGGOTT, Ark. – The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center (HPMEC) is sponsoring a trip to Paris, France, Sunday through Monday, March 22-30, 2015, during Arkansas State University’s spring break.

Friends of the PfeiffersThe Friends of the Pfeiffers visit Havana, Cuba, in May 2014.

Friends of the Pfeiffers, the museum’s membership program, invite the community to join them for “The Hemingways’ Paris,” a unique opportunity to see two sides of Paris—the artistic Left Bank of Ernest Hemingway and the glitzy Right Bank of Pauline Pfeiffer. The two married in Paris on May 10, 1927, bringing together two disparate worlds.

On the Left Bank, the group will walk in the footsteps of the artists of the Lost Generation: Gertrude Stein, Cole Porter, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway. On the Right Bank, they will explore the world of Parisian fashion that Pauline Pfeiffer covered for Vogue magazine. They will view the world of Coco Chanel and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

In addition, other major Paris sites on the tour include Versailles, Giverny, and Normandy where Hemingway covered the 1944 World War II invasion as a journalist.

The trip is open to the public, but space is limited and expected to fill up fast. The cost is $3,198 per person (land package, double-occupancy). To register for the trip, or to learn more information, contact the museum at (870) 598-3487 or email adamlong@astate.edu.

HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site. Regular museum hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., and Saturday, 1-3 p.m., with tours on the hour.

Hemingway-Pfeiffer wedding day
Ernest Hemingway and Pauline Pfeiffer on their wedding day in Paris, May 10, 1927.