Step Into 1862 Saturday at the Old State House Museum

Before the onslaught of holiday events and happenings begin in full force, “Step Into 1862…” at the Old State House Museum, Saturday, November 17. The living history events entitled Prelude to Prairie Grove: Fall 1862 in Little Rock is from

Have a High Old Time in Scott Saturday

  There’s going to be a lot going on in Scott this Saturday, October 6, with the annual High Cotton on the Bayou Festival at Scott Plantation Settlement. This family-friendly gathering showcases fun and activities necessary for day-to-day living at the

Four Arkansas Museums Have Free Admission this Saturday

Looking for something free to do this weekend? Four Arkansas museums are taking part in the Smithsonian’s Free Museum Day, Saturday, Sept. 29. All you have to do is go to the Smithsonian Magazine’s website and fill out a request.

Civil War at Ashley

  On September 7, 1863, Union and Confederate troops met each other at Ashley’s Mills, part of the Civil War’s Little Rock Campaign. A Union victory resulted in the fall of Little Rock and subsequent occupation. Saturday, September 8, this

Civil War Seminar at the Old State House Museum Saturday

  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

Life of a Colonial Kid

As a kid, I remember visiting Arkansas Post National Memorial in Gillett at least once a year, sometimes more. It was a nice drive from Marianna to Gillett along Arkansas’s Great River Road, although when I was much younger, I was afraid

One Tank Travels: Helena-West Helena

 We invite you to have “More Fun Per Gallon”  in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations that can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of

One Tank Travels: Exploring Central Arkansas

  As I began researching this topic, I was amazed at the number of outlets in the area that protect and display the state’s military history. There are numerous war and veteran memorials all over Arkansas ranging from monuments to

This Day in Arkansas History: The Battle of Helena

 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

One Tank Travels: Jacksonville

The town of Jacksonville has really been working the past several years to let people know what they have to offer visitors. There are some great things to see and do.  Of course, everyone immediately thinks of the Little Rock