Museums

Native Americans called the Arkansas Delta home long before Europeans “discovered” the region. Celebrate the Native American history in the area this September at two of our great Arkansas State Parks. Both special events focus on creating awareness of the significant heritage of the native residents of the area. Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin offers …
“I have ever had the single aim of justice in view… ‘Do equal and exact justice,’ is my motto, and I have often said to the grand jury, ‘Permit no innocent man to be punished, but let no guilty man escape.'” -Judge Isaac C. Parker, 1896 Since the 1940s, Wild West stories of Fort Smith, …
“The Olympic spirit—the spirit of good will, friendship, understanding and unity across all the lines that divide us—that can propel us into an even brighter era of respect and success.” — President Bill Clinton, in remarks to 1998 United States Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Brazil from August …
It all began with the Perry County Historical Museum, on the square in downtown Perryville. Liz Van Dalsem, board secretary for the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, was brainstorming ways to create some excitement and get people out and about to enjoy the community on the weekends. “The museum is open every fourth Saturday, so that …
Jim Miller of  Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs has sent a news release about an upcoming exhibit opening at the museum this Memorial Day weekend.  The exhibit is called Dinosaurs Revealed and it will be at the museum throughout the summer. According to the release, there will be “six full dinosaur skeletal replicas including …
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 project long before he became the executive officer of the town. Owyoung’s commitment to McGehee …
Pam Beasley, superintendent of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover, has sent details of the upcoming Natural State Chautauqua taking place next month on June 2-4. The theme this go around is “Adventure is Worthwhile” and will feature the stories of three adventurous characters from American history: Daniel Boone, Edith Russell and Amelia Earhart. …