One of our agencies, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, has histories of houses that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places or the Arkansas Register of Historic Places, but that is only a small portion of Arkansas homes and houses. The Arkansas History Commission might have records or documents would help in researching a home. Census records and phone directories can provide information about who lived at your address over the years. Land title records held with county clerks can lead to who owned the property over the years.
One of the agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, The Arkansas State Archives, maintains
the official archive for the state of Arkansas. The State Archives may have county and local records that can provide things like birth records and
marriage licenses that are helpful when researching family history. They can also help with access to census records. Contact them at ark-ives.com or at 501-682-6900.
Towns and counties often have local historical societies that can be a valuable resource.
Yes, we have speakers who can address and make presentations about Arkansas heritage and the work that the Department of Arkansas Heritage does. Contact Us to set something up.
Yes, this link has educational resources that the Department of Arkansas Heritage makes available to teachers and students.
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program can provide technical assistance and resources that you might find helpful.
The Director’s Office for the Department of Arkansas Heritage has moved to a new location. Our physical address is 1100 North Street, Little Rock. Parking is available for visitors at the front entrance of the building. North Street is near the corner of Chester and LaHarpe streets and can be accessed from either street.
The websites for each of the DAH museums and resource agencies, which can be found through links on our home page, www.arkansasheritage.com,
have great information. For the museums, you can find information on current and past exhibits over a broad variety of topics. Our resource agency
websites have information specific to Arkansas's performing arts, visual arts, the heritage of historic buildings, archeological sites and science-based
conservation to protect Arkansas’s biological diversity.
An invaluable resource is the online Encyclopedia of Arkansas.
For an excellent overview of Arkansas history, you may visit the Arkansas Studies Institute.