Anniversaries

Arkansas Anniversaries

    For those of us who lived through the horror, it’s difficult to believe it’s been over 43 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. April 4, 2102, marks the 44th anniversary of that unforgettable day, which will be commemorated on the Arkansas State Capitol  steps in Little Rock from 10 a.m. …
Visit My Arkansas every Monday for information on arts and culture. The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute near Morrilton is a treasure for Arkansas. The discussions that take place there add to quality of life whether they are in one of the cooking classes, events like the recent film forum, or an exhibit dealing with politics and culture. This …
About 50 people, a standing room only crowd for the small conference room at the Boone County Library in downtown Harrison, attended Tuesday a presentation by Retired Staff Historian Suzie Liles on the 40th anniversary of the Buffalo National River. Today, March 1, is the official date of the anniversary. Many people can’t believe it’s …
  Did you know that the Crater of Diamonds became a state park 40 years ago? And in that same year the Buffalo became a national river? Or that the late Arkansas Governor Winthrop Rockefeller would have been 100 years old in 2012? These are just a few of the notable anniversaries taking place in 2012. In …
    The National Park Service is offering free admission to all 397 national parks across the country January 14-16 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You can pay homage to Dr. King and his dream by visiting the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. This monument to the Civil Rights …
Jill M. Rohrbach Jillsjourneys@Gmail.com   In case you missed it in the news, there’s a lot going on along the Arkansas River this week. The Arkansas River Revival Flotilla is in the middle of a 10-day float trip up and down the river. From Oct. 20-29, 17 privately-owned yachts, house boats and cruisers comprise the …
Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com Heifer Ranch in Perryville is turning 40 and there is going to be a huge birthday bash. Join them for a day full of celebration, reflection, and recognition. On Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Ranch grounds will be packed with a variety of fun-filled (and educational) activities and …
Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com Here is yet another event taking place in Central Arkansas on Saturday. Talk about a packed calendar. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Visitor Center is where commemoration activities of the 54th anniversary of the desegregation of the school are being held. The events are also being held in honor …