Posts by Author: Katherine Stewart

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 …
What do you do with a drunken steamboat captain? Name a festival after him! One of Arkansas’s most popular (and strangely titled) family festivals returns to downtown Conway May 5-7 for an even bigger weekend of music, entertainment, food, fun, and—most importantly—toad racing. The event kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5th, with the …
“A Certain Sound: Speaking Truth to Power,” Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church) *In partnership with Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church – Bishop McKenzie of Dallas, Texas serves as the 117th elected bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and was the first woman elected bishop in the denomination’s …
A brand new shopping experience dedicated to showcasing the tremendous variety of artisans and products made in The Natural State comes to War Memorial Stadium the first weekend of April. Arkansas Made – Arkansas Proud will feature more than 100 vendors offering everything from fine arts to furniture produced in every corner of the state. Vendors will …
Baseball fans are well aware that the Travs’ season opener is just two short weeks away, on Thursday, April 6th. Many fans like to plan attendance around special events taking place at the park, especially for perennially popular events like Clunker Car Night, $1 Hot Dog Night, any game that ends in fireworks and games with …
Spring has sprung and all of Central Arkansas is celebrating with numerous opportunities to get out and enjoy it. Check out these enticing invitations to get outdoors! April 6 Does anything say “spring” like the opening day of baseball season? The Arkansas Travelers will play their first game of the year at Dickey Stephens Park …
Aspiring historians take note! The office of U.S. Senator John Boozman will host a workshop for the Veterans History Project (VHP) on March 18 at 1 p.m. at the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park in Scott, Arkansas. The VHP is the world’s largest oral history archive, housed at the Library of Congress and containing more …