Crush Your New Year’s Resolutions With Central Arkansas’s State Parks

It happens every year: Resolution fatigue. We begin the year with the best of intentions, vowing to step away from the junk food and onto the treadmill, to spend more quality time with family and friends and spend less money

Blues Hall of Famer “Sunshine” Sonny Payne to be Celebrated on Dec. 1 in Historic Helena

Legendary radio broadcaster and Blues Hall of Fame member “Sunshine” Sonny Payne will be honored on Tuesday, Dec. 1, as he is presented with the 2015 Cecil Scaife Visionary Award; friends and family will also gather to celebrate his 90th

Dancing, Ducks and Dutch Ovens

This November is full of fun events. From learning how to cook Thanksgiving favorites in a Dutch oven to celebrating the ducks in Stuttgart, there’s plenty to do, see, eat and experience. Powhatan Historic State Park in Powhatan offers a

Legacy of Arkansas’s Civil War Seminar Scheduled for Oct. 10

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Old State House Museum in Little Rock will sponsor a seminar on the legacy of the Civil War on Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. “As we near the end of the commemoration

Celebrating 50 Years of Jacksonport State Park

On Saturday, Aug. 29, Jacksonport State Park in Newport hosts a 50th birthday celebration in honor of the park’s creation in 1965. The day will feature guest speakers from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism as well as the

Meet Dr. Ruth Hawkins

August 15 marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess. Dr. Ruth Hawkins was a key player behind the restoration and opening of the site. But this wasn’t her “first rodeo.”

12 Things to Do in Paris

Paris is probably most known as the gateway to Mount Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas rising 2,753 feet above mean sea level. While it alone is a wonderful place for recreation (like hiking to the high point), there are

Experience the Past at Settlers Day Camp

Transport yourself back to frontier Arkansas at Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park during Settlers Day Camp, June 17-19. The past becomes real for those ages 8 to 12 during this three-day event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

Happy Birthday! Arkansas History Commission Turns 110!

The Arkansas Historic Commission, one of the oldest existing state agencies in The Natural State, turns 110 this month and you’re invited to the party! Dr. Lisa Speer, director of the Arkansas History Commission, invites everyone to join the staff

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Sultana Disaster

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