Museums

A U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which includes over 100 attractions across 14 states, debuted this year to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the 155th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. On the trail, which is a project of Travel South USA and the National Parks Service, are landmark sites from the civil rights …
Art and nature come together at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville for an experience like none other. The permanent collection of art spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. Included within the collection are iconic images such as Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, Norman Rockwell’s Rosie …
Fort Smith has extra cause to celebrate on Christmas Day with the kick-off of its year-long bicentennial celebration. The initial event is set for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 25 at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, located at 301 Parker Ave. Re-enactors will portray the landing of the U.S. Army at Belle …
The countdown is on for the final days of the Chihuly: In the Forest exhibit at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Since the exhibition opened on May 27, it has: welcomed 195,000 visitors to the exhibition inaugurated the museum’s food truck, High South on a Roll opened the north elevator tower and …
Holiday Light Extravaganza is taking place November 17 through December 23 at the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover. A variety of sparkling vignettes and lighted scenes represent the sights of the winter holiday season. “This event brings families together to use all the senses to enjoy the holiday season,” Pam Beasley, Superintendent at …
A chance to see how sorghum was traditionally made takes place October 28 at the Sorghum Festival in Mount Ida. The festival is being held at the Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County. “Sorghum is a fairly sweet syrup that some consider mild,” said Emilie Kinney, executive director of the Heritage House Museum. A harnessed …
Along The Natural State’s eastern border flows a mighty river that has transformed the land and the people within its reach. It is the majestic Mississippi River, which starts as a stream in Minnesota, winding throughout America’s heartland to Louisiana, where it relinquishes its powerful waters into the Gulf of Mexico. Arkansas is a proud …
The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is to welcome everyone to celebrate and experience American art through collections, exhibits, interpretation and preservation of outstanding works at its world-class facility. Today, Alice Walton, arts patron, philanthropist, and chairwoman of the board for Crystal Bridges, announced the formation of an organization that will …
This September marks 60 years since nine brave young black students began the fight to uphold the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Ed. that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional—simply by attempting to set foot inside the all-white Little Rock Central High School. The events of that month and those that followed …
Where did summer go? It’s August, but there’s still time to get out and have some fun before the kids head back to school. Check out these ideas for fun this August in the Arkansas Delta. Head to the Big River Crossing (BRX)  in West Memphis. Whether you choose to bike the crossing or walk …