Bass Reeves: A Legendary Arkansas Lawman

If there was ever a person in Arkansas history who should be — and is — considered “larger than life,” it’s Bass Reeves.  One of the most interesting people who ever lived in The Natural State, Reeves was a U.S.

Free Screening of “Lincoln” in Lincoln on Feb. 12

Good things come to towns named Lincoln. The promotions department for the currently released movie, “Lincoln”, is hosting a nationwide promotion of the Steven Spielberg Oscar-nominated movie in towns named Lincoln. So, a free screening of the movie will be

Spotlighting African-American History

Helena-West Helena officially opens Freedom Park to the public with a dedication on Saturday, Feb. 23. Freedom Park includes exhibits that explore the African-American experience in Civil War Helena. The exhibits follow the journey of the African-Americans from fugitive slave

Birthday Party for General Douglas MacArthur Saturday

One of the most famous members of the United States military, General Douglas MacArthur, was born in Little Rock on January 26, 1880 in the Old Arsenal.  Today that building houses the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, which will

Commemoration of the Battle of Arkansas Post This Weekend

Arkansas Post has played a part in Arkansas history since well before statehood. Located south of Gillett, Arkansas Post was established in 1686 by French explorer Henri de Tonti. The site was the first European colony in the Mississippi River

Commemorating the Arkansas Delta’s Civil War History

This year marks the 150th anniversary of a pivotal year in Arkansas’s Civil War history. In 1863, the Arkansas Delta became a hotbed of action.  In January 1863, in an effort to stop Confederates disrupting Union shipping on the Mississippi

Watch This Video of the Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment

The Battle of Prairie Grove was the last time two armies of almost equal strength faced each other for supremacy in northwest Arkansas. When the Confederate Army withdrew from the bloody battlefield at Prairie Grove on the night of Dec.

Don’t Miss the Prairie Grove Battle Reenactment on Dec. 1 and 2

If you’ve never experienced the sound and smells of black powder, then this is a good place to do it – the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park Battle Reenactment at 1 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 2. It’s fascinating to

Step Into 1862 Saturday at the Old State House Museum

Before the onslaught of holiday events and happenings begin in full force, “Step Into 1862…” at the Old State House Museum, Saturday, November 17. The living history events entitled Prelude to Prairie Grove: Fall 1862 in Little Rock is from

Scenes from 2012 Civil War Weekend at Historic Washington State Park

Here are some photos from Civil War Weekend which took place this weekend at Historic Washington State Park. Enjoy!
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