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

Museum of Native American History Receives Donation of Jim Blair’s Meso-American Art Collection

Crystal Bridges isn’t the only state-of-the-art museum in Bentonville highlighting American art. The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) presents the earliest of masterpieces from the original, tribal inhabitants of the Americas. The extensive artifacts and art on display at

Be Native American for a Day at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park

It’s Spring Break. Are the kids bored yet? Or have you run out of ideas to keep them occupied? Try spending the day at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park in Scott. On Tuesday, March 24, you can spend the day

AGFC Celebrates 100 Years of Conservation

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s mission is to conserve and enhance Arkansas’s fish and wildlife and their habitats while promoting sustainable use, public understanding and support. I’m proud to live in a state that’s celebrating a century of conservation.

Reenacting the Battle of Helena

The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena marks the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Helena on March 13-15. The three-day event includes a reenactment of the 1863 Civil War battle that took place in the river town. The Delta