Historic Washington State Park hosts annual history symposium

A news release about an upcoming history symposium at Historic Washington State Park has been sent our way. Below are the details from it in case you might want to attend. “The Arkansas History Commission and State Archives, the Arkansas

Learn to Forge at Historic Washington State Park

One of Arkansas’s most famous blacksmiths, James Black, is credited with forging one of the original Bowie knives for James “Jim” Bowie in the early 1830s in Washington, Arkansas. One of the many structures visitors can tour in town at

Five Holiday Ideas for Southwest Arkansas!

Looking for a few holiday ideas this month? Below are a few suggestions to keep you in the holiday spirit throughout December. 1. See the lights at Garvan If you enjoy lights, a destination to include in your holiday plans

Historic Cold Cases of Arkansas

If you like mysteries, the place to be this Saturday, Oct. 18, is Historic Washington State Park. From 9-12 at the 1914 Schoolhouse, the park will be the scene of  Murder, Mayhem and Lies: Investigating Some of Arkansas’s Historical Cold

10 Reasons to Visit Southwest Arkansas in the Fall

It is no secret that fall is a special time in Arkansas. The season is filled with camping, biking, live music, fall color, farm tours,  festivals… the list can go on and on. In light of this, we decided to

Bladesmithing at Historic Washington State Park!

In the below video Billy Nations, Supervisor of Interpretive Programs at Historic Washington State Park talks with us about the James Black Shop where the first Bowie knife was made!   One of the many structures folks can tour when

Christmas and Candlelight at Historic Washington

This Saturday (Dec. 14) is a chance to enjoy the holidays in a historic setting during the 27th annual Christmas and Candlelight program at Historic Washington State Park in Washington. Last week’s program got cancelled due to the ice storm

Music in the Park Series at Historic Washington Celebrates Celtic Roots

Often the term Celtic music is applied to the music of Ireland and Scotland because both lands have produced well-known distinctive styles that have clear mutual influences. These styles are known because of the importance of Irish and Scottish people

Jonquil Festival at Historic Washington State Park Celebrates 45 Years!

The arrival of jonquils signifies the arrival of Spring. There are many festivals around Arkansas that celebrate the flower including the 45th Annual Jonquil Festival this weekend ( March 15-17) at Historic Washington State Park in Washington.  Historic Washington will

Christmas and Candlelight at Historic Washington State Park

A chance to enjoy the start of the Christmas season in a historic setting is upon us. The 26th annual Christmas and Candlelight is set for December 1 and 8 at Historic Washington State Park in Washington, Arkansas. The park