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

Pea Ridge National Military Park Celebrations and Anniversaries

On March 7-8, 1862, some 10,500 Union soldiers turned back about 16,000 Confederate troops who were marching through extreme northwestern Arkansas en route to Missouri with hopes of capturing St. Louis. As a result of the battle, Missouri remained in

Arkansas Civil War 150 Events

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by sanctioning events and preserving sites in the state that have ties to the Civil War. A list of upcoming November events taking place across Arkansas has

Celebrating 50 Years of Jacksonport State Park

On Saturday, Aug. 29, Jacksonport State Park in Newport hosts a 50th birthday celebration in honor of the park’s creation in 1965. The day will feature guest speakers from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism as well as the

Reenacting the Battle of Helena

The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena marks the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Helena on March 13-15. The three-day event includes a reenactment of the 1863 Civil War battle that took place in the river town. The Delta

Lower White River Museum State Park Hosts Exhibit Opening Sunday

The Lower White River Museum State Park in Des Arc hosts an exhibit opening of “War on the Water, Gunboats on the White River” on Sunday, Feb. 8. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit uses

Delta Cultural Center Hosts New Program Series

The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena debuts a new program entitled “Delta Drop-in” each Saturday in February. The programs  will be held from 11 to 11:30 a.m. These informal programs will be presented by DCC staff members, and will

Prairie Grove Battle Reenactment is Dec. 6 and 7

Don’t miss the Prairie Grove Battle Reenactment this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, because you’ll have to wait two years to see it again. The reenactment only takes place on even numbered years at Prairie Grove Battlefield State

Warm Up with History: The Randolph County Heritage Museum

It’s cold outside…so why not visit one of The Natural State’s many great museums this winter? During January, our blogs will give you suggestions on museums throughout Arkansas that offer something for the entire family…a great chance to Warm Up

Warm Up with History: The Helena Museum of Phillips County

It’s cold outside…so why not visit one of The Natural State’s many great museums this winter? During January, our blogs will give you suggestions on museums throughout Arkansas that offer something for the entire family…a great chance to Warm Up