Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    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

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Unveils New Exhibit

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,

Happy 40th Anniversary to the Buffalo National River

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.

Celebrating “The Man in Black” in Dyess This Weekend

 One of the Arkansas Delta’s legendary sons, Johnny Cash, would turn 80 on Feb. 26. Arkansas State University’s Arkansas Heritage SITES will host a Birthday Tribute on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Dyess Community Center, located at Ark. 297 and

2012 is Full of Noteworthy Anniversaries

  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

Free Admission to National Parks January 14-16

    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

On-Board the Arkansas River Revival Flotilla

Jill M. Rohrbach   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

Heifer Ranch is Turning 40 on Oct. 29

Kerry 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.,

Plan-Ahead Events: 35th annual Arkansas Rice Festival and 26th annual King Biscuit Blues Festival

“Plan-Ahead Event” blogs are posted early in the week and feature events and festivals that are popular or unique…and give readers plenty of time to make plans to attend!   Kimberly J. Williams   Two long-time annual events take

54th Anniversary of Little Rock Nine Commemoration is Saturday

Kerry 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