History and Heritage

Sponsored by the Buffalo National River Partners, the Ozark Historic Cemetery Stroll is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9. Stroll historic cemeteries of the Ozarks with local researcher and author, Abby Burnett as your guide through Carver Cemetery, the Hasty Cemetery, and the Sand Hill Cemetery. Learn about the carvers of the gravestones …
April is a great time to get out and explore the Arkansas Delta. From food to music to outdoor fun, you’ll find all that and more this month in the Upper and Lower Delta regions of The Natural State. The Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie hosts the 9th annual German Heritage Festival on April …
There is no better time to become a Junior Park Ranger than the centennial year of the National Parks Service. The NPS Junior Ranger program is an activity-based program offered in almost all parks that lets kids join the National Park Service “family” as Junior Rangers. Interested youth complete a series of activities during a …
Want to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service in two ways at once? Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site is kicking off its spring series of Civil Rights bike tours this Saturday, March 12, at 1 p.m. The tours, which begin and end at the LRCHS Visitor Center, navigate to several potent …
Bootlegger Daze in Calico Rock is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. Where does a festival like Bootlegger Daze get its name? From a movie of the same name that was filmed in Calico Rock and starred Jacylyn Smith and Slim Pickens. That’s right, before Smith became a Charlie’s Angel, …
There are so many ways to explore the state of Arkansas, and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program now offers another one with its Arkansas National Register Passport Program, which encourages tourism to Arkansas properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Of the more than 2,500 National Register properties in Arkansas, 26 are highlighted in the …