Anniversaries

Arkansas Anniversaries

The Buffalo National River Partners are offering some great events in October that range from history to flora and fauna. Civil War Chats At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, James Johnston will present “The Skirmishes at Woolum.” Two particularly hard fought skirmishes occurred just up Richland Creek on Christmas Day, 1863 and May 3 …
 UPDATE from the National Parks Service: “Due to the potential threat of extreme weather from Isaac in the Ozarks, Buffalo National River Park Administration is postponing this Saturday’s (Sept.1) 40th celebration  of the River at Tyler Bend.  We hope we get beneficial rain but no severe weather and/or flooding.  We’ll send updates as they are made available to …
  We are well into the continuing commemorations the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Saturday, August 25, the Old State House Museum is hosting its annual seminar on the subject. Entitled “A Divided Arkansas,” the event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Doors open at 9 a.m. Admission is free but seating is limited …
 On July 4, 1863, daylight fell upon Helena, a river town that had been occupied by Union forces over the past year. Located along the banks of the Mississippi River, Helena held a strategic location along the mighty river between Memphis and Vicksburg (in the midst of a forty-plus-day siege led by General Ulysses S. …
  July in the Arkansas Delta means the return of three beloved, long-time events. Celebrate Independence Day with food, fireworks and fun at the 85th annual 4th of July Homecoming and Picnic in Piggott on July 3-4. Tuesday evening features carnival rides and the annual pageants. Wednesday starts with a parade at 9 a.m. Live music, carnival …
We invite you to have “More Fun Per Gallon” in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations which can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State. We hope these suggestions help you in planning a trip to remember. Today’s Trip: …
  In the continuing, year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Buffalo National River, the country’s first national river, the Buffalo National River Partners will present the program “Musical Connections from Scotland to the Ozarks” at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at the Tyler Bend amphitheater. The Crooked Creek Ceili Band will provide the program that …
    For something that is 101 years old, the Arkansas State Capitol looks amazing. This landmark birthdate is being honored on April 12 in the Supreme Court Chamber of the Capitol building in Little Rock. Part of the Art of Architecture lecture series, the program features a group of experts who will share their …