Natural State Chautauqua in Smackover

    Chautauquas are local assemblies that flourished in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They provided education combined with entertainment in the form of lectures, concerts, and plays and were modeled after activities at the

Lake Chicot State Park Hosts Civil War Event on Saturday

This Saturday, June 2, Lake Chicot State Park in Lake Village offers a series of lectures and discussions focusing on the Civil War in southeast Arkansas. The event begins at 8:45 a.m. with “Civil War Writings.” Letters, reports and diaries from the

This Weekend in the Arkansas Delta

 Happy Wednesday to you all! For most of us, this weekend signifies not only the official start of summer, but a three-day holiday weekend! If you’re still making plans for the Memorial Day weekend, check out some of these events

Battle of Jenkins Ferry Day in Sheridan

    The Grant County Museum in Sheridan will be the set for the Battle of Jenkins Ferry Day on April 28 from 10-2. The battle was fought in 1864 in Grant County during the American Civil War.   Museum

Visiting Scarlett, Rhett, Ashley, Melanie and Mammy in Little Rock

  You have exactly one month from tomorrow (March 30) left to visit the “Reel to Real: Gone With the Wind & The Civil War in Arkansas” exhibit. This stunning collection of “Gone With the Wind” and Arkansas Civil War memorabilia

Tour America

    Over the next two weeks, the “Tour America’s Treasures” blogs cover six “Save America’s Treasures” sites in Arkansas. First on the list is Lakeport Plantation, located just outside Lake Village. Lakeport is the last remaining antebellum house on the Mississippi

Last-Minute Idea: Civil War History Fair in Marion on Sunday

 On the early morning of April 27, 1865, the SS Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis. It became America’s greatest maritime disaster, killing nearly 1,800 of the nearly 2,400 passengers onboard. Many of those were former Union soldiers,

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

Weekend Destination: Historic Washington State Park

Zoie Clift travelarkansas@gmail.com   Vivid reenactments of the Civil War will be presented during Historic Washington State Park’s Civil War Weekend this weekend (November 5-6) in Washington, Arkansas. Washington, Arkansas was a hotbed of Southern sympathizers and a major center

Civil War Weekend at Historic Washington State Park

  Patricia Thomas over at Historic Washington State Park in Washington just sent word that the dates for this year’s Civil War Weekend have been set! Below are a few details on the weekend:   Vivid reenactments of the Civil
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