Pea Ridge National Military Park Celebrations and Anniversaries

On March 7-8, 1862, some 10,500 Union soldiers turned back about 16,000 Confederate troops who were marching through extreme northwestern Arkansas en route to Missouri with hopes of capturing St. Louis. As a result of the battle, Missouri remained in

Experience the Camden Daffodil Festival

Spring is a beautiful time of the year in Arkansas, with flowers popping up around the state. One place to enjoy the beauty is at the Camden Daffodil Festival, which takes place March 11-12 in Camden. Flowers are the namesake of the festival

Meet Joe Bill Meador: Founder of the Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival

Joe Bill Meador is the director and founder of the Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival, an annual festival that celebrates the culture and railroad history of Fordyce. The festival, which lands April 18-23 this year, has been a part

An evening with Rosanne Cash

In 2015, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson mentioned to Dr. Ruth Hawkins that Rosanne Cash, daughter of the legendary “Man in Black,” was one of his favorite performers. Hawkins, the moving force behind Arkansas State University’s Arkansas Heritage Sites, including Historic

Desegregation symposium to be held February 6

The Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission will be hosting a symposium on Saturday, February 6, at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The symposium’s theme, “Little Rock School Desegregation: From

Quantia Fletcher’s “heart work” at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

In celebration of Black History Month, we visited with Quantia Fletcher, the interim director of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a Little Rock museum that celebrates African-American history and culture. Quantia—who goes by “Key” (hint: “Quantia” sounds more like the Italian wine

Music and musicians that changed the world

Elvis. Johnny. Jerry Lee. Carl. Four names that would shape the face of music around the world. On Dec. 4, 1956, four young musicians got together at Sun Studios in Memphis and had an impromptu jam session. Johnny Cash, Elvis

All aboard!

Everyone seems to love a train, young and old alike. And there’s no place better in The Natural State to enjoy “all things train” than the Arkansas Railroad Museum in Pine Bluff. If you’ve never been to the Arkansas Railroad

New “Radio CALS” is an auditory exploration of Arkansas

A new weekly radio program from the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will allow listeners to explore Arkansas without even leaving the house. Radio CALS, which debuts on KABF 88.3 Friday, Jan. 8, at noon, is a two-hour show that will

Crush Your New Year’s Resolutions With Central Arkansas’s State Parks

It happens every year: Resolution fatigue. We begin the year with the best of intentions, vowing to step away from the junk food and onto the treadmill, to spend more quality time with family and friends and spend less money