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A SWAT (SouthWest Arkansas Tour) Overnight Camp is taking place July 24- 27 for those wanting to explore some of the varied state parks that can be found in Southwest Arkansas. The camp is open to kids ages 9-13 and the agenda includes hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, campfire cooking, and more. The camp is a …
The Arkansas Humanities Council has chosen six host sites throughout Arkansas for a Smithsonian Institution project that highlights the importance of sports in America and their positive impact on hometown communities. The project is called ‘Hometown Teams, How Sports Shape America’, and participating towns are given the task of developing exhibits that showcase the stories …
If you are on the lookout for an event to head to this weekend, Train Day is taking place May 6 in Hope. “I would describe this as a celebration of the rails that really made Hope “boom” back in the late 1800s,” said Summer Powell, who is involved in the festival and works for …
A new exhibit at the Old State House Museum illuminates the history of museums while offering visitors a glimpse of a collection that, though once public, now lives behind closed doors. “Cabinet of Curiosities”—the exhibit’s title is taken from the original German name for what we know as the modern-day museum—draws on the 7.5 million artifacts in …
If you visit Sheridan, a stop by the Grant County Veterans Memorial Park nearby is an option to learn about a piece of World War II history tied to the area.  The memorial site honors the nine airmen whose Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress crashed in Sheridan in 1943 and is located at the crash site …
April 15-23 marks National Park Week and hundreds of programs are set to take place across the nation in celebration of the annual event. Currently, there are over 400 parks within the National Park System, including national seashores, monuments, historical parks, and battlefields. “Each one has a story to tell,” said Acting National Park Service …
Klipsch is currently one of the leading loudspeaker companies in the nation. Paul Klipsch, (1904-2002), a Hope resident, audio pioneer and founder of the company, had a passion for amateur radios. Both are tied to the history of the town. While doing military service at the Southwest Proving Grounds in Hope, he refined a speaker …
James Wilborn, Assistant Superintendent at Lake Ouachita State Park has sent word of a project that has taken place at the park. The work entails the recent renovation of a 42 foot large tour boat that has been in continuous  operation at the park for the last 25 years. According to Wilborn, the boat was …