In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Cash’s landmark prison concert, the Clinton House Museum is a host location for special exhibition 1968: A Folsom Redemption. Visitors will find a collection of photographs and the memories of two eyewitness journalists who were present during Cash’s Folsom Prison performance.
Though his single “Folsom Prison Blues” was originally released with solid success in 1955, when Johnny Cash released At Folsom Prison following the live performance, the album topped Billboard country charts and renewed his career. He continued performing in prisons all over the United States and used his fame to advocate for prisoner rehabilitation and keeping minors out of incarceration.
In complement to the 1968: A Folsom Redemption exhibition, the Clinton House Museum will offer several special events and programming to highlight Cash’s time in Arkansas, his legacy role in prison reform and his iconic international status:
September 1 – October 20
1968: A Folsom Redemption exhibition on display
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.
September 17 – 6 - 8 p.m.
This happy hour celebrates the anniversary of Johnny Cash’s 1968 Fayetteville concert on the same date—and when Arkansas native Bob Wootten ended up on stage during the show to play guitar for Cash, marking the beginning of a 30-year career with the band.
Tickets are just $5 at the door and include a take-home pint class, two pours, snacks and entertainment.
For event reminders and updates, text HISTORYHAPPY to 51555.
September 24 – 6 p.m.
October 2 – 6 p.m.
October 17 – 6 p.m.
For more information about this series of events or the work of the Clinton House Museum, please visit clintonhousemuseum.org or call (479) 444-0066.