April Hosts Many Events Highlighting 150th Anniversary of Civil War in Arkansas

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Arkansas. The Sesquicentennial will be celebrated through 2015 and many events are in the lineup for the month of April. For starters, the “Town in Conflict”

Warm Up with History: The Randolph County Heritage Museum

It’s cold outside…so why not visit one of The Natural State’s many great museums this winter? During January, our blogs will give you suggestions on museums throughout Arkansas that offer something for the entire family…a great chance to Warm Up

Clayton House’s Knox Street Book Club

If you live in the Fort Smith area and are looking for a book club with historical leanings, read on. A Knox Street Book Club begins at the Clayton House Feb. 13 with the review of “A Tour on the

Warm Up with History: The Helena Museum of Phillips County

It’s cold outside…so why not visit one of The Natural State’s many great museums this winter? During January, our blogs will give you suggestions on museums throughout Arkansas that offer something for the entire family…a great chance to Warm Up

Two Programs About David O. Dodd: “Boy Martyr of the Confederacy” Jan. 11

On Christmas Eve 1863, David Owen Dodd traveled from Camden to Little Rock on family business, with his birth certificate and a pass to cross Union lines. Dodd left Little Rock on Dec. 29, and since he was headed back

World’s Largest Bowie Knife Exhibit at the Historic Arkansas Museum

One of Arkansas’s proudest pieces of history is that it is believed to be where Jim Bowie’s original knife was made in December 1830.  Bowie designed the knife which was then crafted by blacksmith James Black at Washington, Arkansas, now

Searcy’s Pioneer Village Fall Fest is Nov. 2-3

Learn how your ancestors lived from day to day during the Pioneer Village Fall Fest,  Nov. 2-3 in Searcy.    The collection of 19th century buildings, farm equipment and other antique items will all be open with costumed guides on

Battle of Helena 150 This Weekend

Helena-West Helena will observe the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Helena on May 24-26. The Delta Cultural Center, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission are sponsoring the events. On Friday, vendors open at

Jacksonport State Park Museum Opens New Exhibit March 2

Discover how historians, archeologists, genealogists and conservationists solve mysteries of the past through discovering and preserving lost facts and evidence when Jacksonport State Park Museum in Newport opens a new exhibit on March 2. The exhibit, “The Jacksonport Collection Calamity,”

Freedom Park Dedication in Historic Helena This Saturday

Helena-West Helena officially opens Freedom Park to the public with a dedication this Saturday, Feb. 23. Freedom Park, located at 750 South Biscoe in Helena-West Helena, includes exhibits that focus on the often-forgotten story of thousands of escaped freedom seekers who
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