The Arkansas State University Heritage Sites have opened up a new attraction for those who want to walk the ground of one of the world's greatest country musician's childhood home.
The Johnny Cash Childhood Home will open this Saturday, August 16 to the public after much restoration. The home will be a step back into the 1930s, with antiques and original family artifacts preserved. Many other furnishings were donated but were based on the time period and old photographs from the family's home. Much of the funds for the restoration were raised by the annual Johnny Cash Music Festival in Jonesboro, contributing almost $2 million.
Situated in Dyess, Arkansas, Johnny himself had stated that many of his songs were based off growing up in the small town. In his 1997 biography, Cash stated: "Back in Arkansas, a way of life produced a certain kind of music."
For more information on the museum, check out their website here.