John Hedrick is a retired transportation executive who was born in Pennsylvania, but has lived and worked in a number of states, from New York to Texas. He has traveled to all fifty states, most of the Canadian provinces, much of Mexico, the Caribbean, as well as Europe. He is a licensed private pilot, loves to bike, motorcycle, drive and walk. This guy knows how to get around! His other interests include history, historic preservation, and art.
Here is what John has to say about his involvement with the Firehouse Hostel and Museum: “Upon my retirement from the East Texas Council of Governments in May 2015, we moved from Texas to the house we purchased in 2013 in downtown Little Rock about 3 blocks from the hostel. We chose downtown Little Rock for its livability and mobility options. We were attracted by nearby amenities in downtown including the Riverfront Park, the Clinton Library, MacArthur Park, The Arkansas Arts Center, SoMa, the Central Arkansas Library, the Main Street Creative Corridor, the River Market, and the Arkansas River Trail. Having an interest in travel and historic preservation, I naturally became interested in the Firehouse Hostel and Museum.”