Hot Springs site of monument for first fallen National Park Service ranger

As part of the Centennial of the National Park Service, special programs at Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs have been held throughout the year to honor the anniversary year. Plans had also been in the works this year

Lineup for Natural State Chautauqua annouced

Pam Beasley, superintendent of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover, has sent details of the upcoming Natural State Chautauqua taking place next month on June 2-4. The theme this go around is “Adventure is Worthwhile” and will feature the

Make great memories this May

May brings fun, family-friendly events to the Arkansas Delta. Create great memories for all ages! In Jonesboro, the Forum Theatre brings a family favorite to the stage…with a twist. It’s Alice in Wonderland: The Ballet on May 5-9. Everyone’s favorites

Marion hosts the inaugural Sultana Heritage Festival on April 30 – May 1

On the early morning of April 27, 1865, the Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis. It became America’s greatest maritime disaster, killing nearly 1,800 of the almost 2,400 passengers on-board. Many of those were former Union soldiers, on

Historic Washington State Park hosts annual history symposium

A news release about an upcoming history symposium at Historic Washington State Park has been sent our way. Below are the details from it in case you might want to attend. “The Arkansas History Commission and State Archives, the Arkansas

152nd anniversary of the Battle of Poison Springs this weekend

The 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Poison Springs takes place this weekend April 15-16. The event is at Poison Springs Battleground State Park, which is located 10 miles west of Camden on Highway 76. The park marks a Civil

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Celebrates National Park Service Centennial

No matter how familiar you are with the story of Brown v. Board of Ed., the Little Rock desegregation crisis, or the events at Little Rock Central High School in and around 1957, there are some things you just have

Historic Preservation passport program

There are so many ways to explore the state of Arkansas, and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program now offers another one with its Arkansas National Register Passport Program, which encourages tourism to Arkansas properties listed on the National Register of Historic

Pea Ridge National Military Park Celebrations and Anniversaries

On March 7-8, 1862, some 10,500 Union soldiers turned back about 16,000 Confederate troops who were marching through extreme northwestern Arkansas en route to Missouri with hopes of capturing St. Louis. As a result of the battle, Missouri remained in

Quantia Fletcher’s “heart work” at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

In celebration of Black History Month, we visited with Quantia Fletcher, the interim director of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a Little Rock museum that celebrates African-American history and culture. Quantia—who goes by “Key” (hint: “Quantia” sounds more like the Italian wine