Historic

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 …
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 Cultural Center and the Helena Museum of Phillips County will be open special hours during …
The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena debuts a new program entitled “Delta Drop-in” each Saturday in February. The programs  will be held from 11 to 11:30 a.m. These informal programs will be presented by DCC staff members, and will provide a unique look into the museum. Visitors may get to see a new artifact, …
Don’t miss the Prairie Grove Battle Reenactment this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, because you’ll have to wait two years to see it again. The reenactment only takes place on even numbered years at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. The battle reenactment starts with about 10 minutes of cannon fire from both sides. …
Although the towns of Scott and Keo may be small, when it comes to finding things to do, the results are anything but.  There’s a lot going on during the month of October between the two but the first Saturday is when the action begins.  Both are delightful places to visit and enjoy so make …