Historic

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 Jackson County Historical Society, which played a major roll in the creation of Jacksonport State …
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.” Ruth has been an integral part of tourism in the Arkansas Delta for over two …
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 numerous other sites to explore on and at the base of Mount Magazine – museums, …
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. A park interpreter will lead campers on an adventure while exploring a time span covering …
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 of the AHC for the 110th Anniversary Celebration and Open House on Monday, April 27, …
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 their way home following the end of the Civil War. The boat sank near Marion. …
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 the museum are the private collection of David Bogle of Bentonville. His mission is to …
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. Arkansas is The Natural State and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission works diligently to …