Museums

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 project long before he became the executive officer of the town. Owyoung’s commitment to McGehee …
Pam Beasley, superintendent of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover, has sent details of the upcoming Natural State Chautauqua taking place next month on June 2-4. The theme this go around is “Adventure is Worthwhile” and will feature the stories of three adventurous characters from American history: Daniel Boone, Edith Russell and Amelia Earhart. …
The Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville will offer seven weeks of engaging learning opportunities for kids ages six years to 11 years this summer. Camps start June 13 and run weekly through Aug. 5, with the exception of the week of July 4. Each camp will feature a different theme designed to incorporate hands-on Science, …
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 from the classic tale take the stage…Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and the …
Looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift? Central Arkansas’s state parks have got you covered! A gift from the heart is doubly meaningful when it’s also from the hands, and with two workshops on Saturday, May 7th, you can create a very special gift for your very special mom. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but in the South, …
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 …
The Center for Art & Education in Van Buren celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a retrospective exhibition by Founding Member Ethel Ashley. The exhibit, “A Gathering of Forty Years: Art, Artist and Memories,” runs March 5-26. As part of the anniversary celebration, two events are featured. “The Making of an Art Center” will …
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, …