Grand Opening Set for Saturday for Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess

On Saturday, Aug. 16, many will see their longtime dream become a reality. People like Mayor Larry Sims of Dyess, Dr. Ruth Hawkins and the staff of ASU’s Arkansas Heritage Sites, and most certainly the family of the legendary Johnny

Pretty Downtown Perryville Worth a Detour

I hate to admit that I’ve always traveled through Perryville on my way to some other destination and have never explored the small community. That all changed not too long ago as I was in town for a young family

July 4 Marks 195th Anniversary of the Arkansas Territory

    July 4, 2014, marks the 195th anniversary of the creation of the Arkansas Territory. Created from a portion of the Missouri Territory, the area was an organized incorporated territory until June 15, 1836, when what remained of the

Lower White River Museum State Park Hosts “House of Light” Exhibit Opening

Join historian/curator Chris Engholm and Gayne Preller Schmidt, granddaughter of Hugo and Gayne Preller, for the opening of the “Hugo and Gayne Preller’s House of Light” traveling exhibit at the Lower White River Museum State Park in Des Arc. The

May 13 Proclaimed “Sunshine” Sonny Payne Day in Arkansas

“Pass the Biscuits! It’s King Biscuit Time!” Governor Mike Beebe has proclaimed Tuesday, May 13, 2014, “Sunshine” Sonny Payne Day in The Natural State in honor of the award-winning radio announcer’s 17,000th broadcast of “King Biscuit Time.” “King Biscuit Time”

50th Spring Tour of Historic Homes in Little Rock’s Quapaw Quarter

Little Rock’s Quapaw Quarter celebrates a milestone this month. It’s the 50th Spring Tour of Historic Homes, to be held May 10-11.  Join honorary co-chairs of the event First Lady Ginger Beebe and well-known lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith for

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”

Thank You Celebration for our Vietnam Veterans

The Jacksonville Museum of Military History is providing the public a way to thank some very special members of the armed forces during the 3rd Annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration.  It will be held at the museum on

The Peel Mansion in Bentonville

In 1875, colonel Samuel West Peel built a marvelous villa tower Italianate mansion on the outskirts of Bentonville. Once a working farmstead surrounded by 180 acres of apple trees, today it is in the middle of a vibrant small town

Warm Up With History: Shiloh Museum

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale is a small museum with a lot of history and heart. Nestled in a park-like, two-acre wooded setting, the Shiloh Museum offers exhibits, programs, special events, photos and collections about the Arkansas Ozarks,
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