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

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Celebrates National Park Service Centennial

No matter how familiar you are with the story of Brown v. Board of Ed., the Little Rock desegregation crisis, or the events at Little Rock Central High School in and around 1957, there are some things you just have

An awesome April in the Arkansas Delta

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

40th anniversary of the Center for Art & Education

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

Movie Connection: Bootlegger Daze in Calico Rock

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

Crystal Bridges debuts The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip

I challenge you to take a road trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville to see the new exhibition, The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, on view Feb. 27 through May 30, 2016. On

Historic Preservation passport program

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

Movie Connection: Arkansas and Oscar-nominated The Revenant

If you liked the movie The Revenant and are rooting for it to win in its nominated fields during the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday, Feb. 28, then here are two items at two different Arkansas museums that you

Faces and places of Women’s History Month in Central Arkansas

Women are behind many of Arkansas’s important moments and enduring monuments, and so many of them achieved their success without the independence and equality that their male counterparts enjoyed. March is National Women’s History Month, and a wonderful way to celebrate

Black Hearts Ball at Crystal Bridges for Valentine’s Day

Set aside the box of chocolate and think outside the box when it comes to the standard Valentine’s Day tradition. Head to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville and join artinfusion for its 4th annual Black Hearts Ball: