Seven ways to celebrate 75 years of the Historic Arkansas Museum

At 75 years old, Arkansas’s first accredited history museum is in and of itself a historic institution. This is a great reason to have a meta-party feting the highlights and milestones in HAM’s own history. We visited with Bill Worthen, who has

Arkansas Post National Memorial interprets over 300 years of history

In 2016, the National Park Service celebrates the centennial of the agency’s creation. In Arkansas, one of the National Park facilities celebrates the history of the state before it was even a state – Arkansas Post National Memorial. Arkansas Post

Meet Mayor Jeff Owyoung of McGehee

The World War II Japanese American Internement Museum in McGehee tells the story of what could be considered one of the lesser known aspects of history in the Arkansas Delta. Jeff Owyoung, now mayor of McGehee, was involved with the

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Celebrates National Park Service Centennial

No matter how familiar you are with the story of Brown v. Board of Ed., the Little Rock desegregation crisis, or the events at Little Rock Central High School in and around 1957, there are some things you just have

Historic Preservation passport program

There are so many ways to explore the state of Arkansas, and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program now offers another one with its Arkansas National Register Passport Program, which encourages tourism to Arkansas properties listed on the National Register of Historic

Faces and places of Women’s History Month in Central Arkansas

Women are behind many of Arkansas’s important moments and enduring monuments, and so many of them achieved their success without the independence and equality that their male counterparts enjoyed. March is National Women’s History Month, and a wonderful way to celebrate

Quantia Fletcher’s “heart work” at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

In celebration of Black History Month, we visited with Quantia Fletcher, the interim director of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a Little Rock museum that celebrates African-American history and culture. Quantia—who goes by “Key” (hint: “Quantia” sounds more like the Italian wine

Purse-onas photo exhibit to open at ESSE purse museum

ESSE Purse Museum at 1510 Main St. in Little Rock will open an exciting new exhibit by Atlanta photographer Jason Travis on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Purse-onas, which runs through Sunday, March 13, was carefully selected from Travis’ much larger Persona

New “Radio CALS” is an auditory exploration of Arkansas

A new weekly radio program from the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will allow listeners to explore Arkansas without even leaving the house. Radio CALS, which debuts on KABF 88.3 Friday, Jan. 8, at noon, is a two-hour show that will

Mississippi River State Park Commemorates Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase Land Survey

On Oct. 17, the Mississippi River State Park in Marianna hosts the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase Land Survey at several locations that played important parts in this historic survey. The events take place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.