Dyess Colony was created in 1934 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal to aid in economic recovery from the Great Depression. It provided a new start for nearly 500 Arkansas farm families, including the family of Johnny Cash.
The historic Administration Building houses exhibits related to establishment of the colony and the impact of growing up in Dyess on Cash and his music. The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home is furnished as it appeared when the family lived there.
Tours start in the Visitors Center adjacent to the Administration Building.
An Arkansas State University Heritage Site
110 Center Drive