The Art of Ann Warren

January 4 through April 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
95 Missouri St.

A House of Light: The Art and Photography of Hugo and Gayne Preller, 1895-1950

January 13 through April 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
141 Cherry St.

Sandwiching in History

March 6, 2015
12 pm - 1 pm
Old Post Office and Custom House 300 W. Second St.
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Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Arkansas Heritage is to identify Arkansas’s heritage and enhance the quality of life by the discovery, preservation, and presentation of the state’s cultural, historic and natural resources.

Arkansas History & Heritage

Arkansas's rich heritage and history are woven throughout the state, much like the rich colors, patterns, and textures that are displayed throughout Arkansas's visual arts, architecture, and museums. This tapestry pieces together the stories associated with Arkansas's historic buildings like the ever popular Old State House Museum and the little known Hinderliter Grog Shop, and is creatively expressed on stage and canvas in Arkansas's arts and music, as well as in dance and pottery. The folklore of the Arkansas people begins with Native American Tribes and the Trail of Tears and extends to powerful and famous politicians, including the first U.S. president to be elected from Arkansas. Annual cultural and heritage events offer fun for the entire family and passes on stories about Arkansas's heritage to future generations. Lesson plans and free teacher resources enrich the classroom. Once you've gained some insight into Arkansas history, you'll enjoy testing that knowledge with our interactive trivia quiz. Reward yourself with some unique Arkansas desktop wallpapers or download a free screensaver for your computer.

From the Arkansas Delta to the Ozark Mountains and all the Arkansas geographic regions in between, our heritage - with its varied patterns and incredible richness - is captured in the stories we pass on to successive generations. The stories of who we were and how we lived ground us firmly in the past and guide us confidently into the future. Someone must be responsible for this legacy to ensure Arkansas history isn't lost. Please explore our website and contact us today if you need further information.