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

Spend a

Spend Independence Day a little differently this year by having a “historic” one at Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park in Scott. Three different activities are scheduled for visitors to enjoy while honoring our country’s birthday. Learn about The Day and Life

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