The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority will celebrate the 51st anniversary of Elvis Presley getting his Army haircut March 25. Presley got his buzz cut in 1958, and the son of barber James B. Peterson, who did the deed, is scheduled to be on hand for the celebration. The event will be at the Fort Chaffee Barber Shop Museum, building 803, where Presley was subjected to the shearing. Also scheduled to appear is a photographer who took pictures of Presley getting his hair cut and a television reporter who interviewed Presley at Fort Chaffee.
The museum contains a replicated barber shop with authentic items from the period along with some Elvis memorabilia.