Historic

The devastating attack on Pearl Harbor that led to the United States’ entry into World War II took place 75 years ago on December 7, 1941.  Arkansas is uniquely poised to commemorate the event, because the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum (AIMM), anchored on the North Little Rock side of the Arkansas River, is the only …
On the early morning of April 27, 1865, the Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, killing nearly 1,800 of the almost 2,400 passengers onboard. Many of those were former Union soldiers, on their way home from Confederate prison camps following the end of the Civil War. The boat sank near Marion and became, …
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here: the grand reopening of the historic Robinson Center after a two-year, $70-million renovation (affectionately dubbed its “Second Act”). The celebration kicks off Nov. 10 with a press conference and ribbon-cutting; following that is a flurry of music, dance and theatre programs that will showcase all …
“I have ever had the single aim of justice in view… ‘Do equal and exact justice,’ is my motto, and I have often said to the grand jury, ‘Permit no innocent man to be punished, but let no guilty man escape.'” -Judge Isaac C. Parker, 1896 Since the 1940s, Wild West stories of Fort Smith, …
StoryCorps is making its way to Hope care of the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site. The national oral history project will be there as part of the Centennial of the National Park Service, which is taking place this year across the country. The purpose of StoryCorps is to record stories across …
This is the centennial year of the National Park Service, NPS, and there have been celebrations and special events across the U.S. and throughout the year to honor the occasion. August stands out as it marks the month when U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the agency on August 25, 1916. Among …