Seven ways to celebrate 75 years of the Historic Arkansas Museum

At 75 years old, Arkansas’s first accredited history museum is in and of itself a historic institution. This is a great reason to have a meta-party feting the highlights and milestones in HAM’s own history. We visited with Bill Worthen, who has

Arkansas Post National Memorial interprets over 300 years of history

In 2016, the National Park Service celebrates the centennial of the agency’s creation. In Arkansas, one of the National Park facilities celebrates the history of the state before it was even a state – Arkansas Post National Memorial. Arkansas Post

80th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s visit to Hot Springs National Park

Tricia Horn of  Hot Springs National Park has sent a news release our way about an upcoming interesting event set to take place this Friday at the park. Below are details of the event from the release. ‘National Park Rangers

27th annual North Arkansas Ancestor Fair

The 27th annual North Arkansas Ancestor Fair is set for Saturday, June 4 at the First Christian Church in Marshall. Activities for ancestor hunters take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. County and family genealogists and historians will be

New visitors center opens at Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home on May 21

On May 21, Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess celebrates the grand opening of a new visitors center in the former colony theatre and pop shop. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. at 110 Center Dr. in

Davidsonville Historic State Park opens new visitors center on May 20

Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas hosts a dedication of the park’s new visitors center on Friday, May 20, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and visit the new facility. In addition, the park

Meet Mayor Jeff Owyoung of McGehee

The World War II Japanese American Internement Museum in McGehee tells the story of what could be considered one of the lesser known aspects of history in the Arkansas Delta. Jeff Owyoung, now mayor of McGehee, was involved with the

Make great memories this May

May brings fun, family-friendly events to the Arkansas Delta. Create great memories for all ages! In Jonesboro, the Forum Theatre brings a family favorite to the stage…with a twist. It’s Alice in Wonderland: The Ballet on May 5-9. Everyone’s favorites

Marion hosts the inaugural Sultana Heritage Festival on April 30 – May 1

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

Historic Washington State Park hosts annual history symposium

A news release about an upcoming history symposium at Historic Washington State Park has been sent our way. Below are the details from it in case you might want to attend. “The Arkansas History Commission and State Archives, the Arkansas