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Five Ways to Celebrate Arkansas Statehood

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Celebrate Arkansas’s 181st birthday by Historic Site Hopping Arkansas officially became a state on June 15, 1836. In honor of that important anniversary, we offer up five ways you can celebrate Arkansas’s birthday. Make a day of it on Saturday, June 3, here in Little Rock! 1. Visit the O... Read More

June 2017 WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, May 25, 2017

  Seminars, exhibits and teacher workshops are among the June 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled WWI centennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found at h... Read More

10 World War I Memorial Sites Across Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, May 05, 2017

Arkansas sent 71,862 soldiers to serve in World War I, of which 2,183 died of disease or wounds and 1,751 were injured. Efforts to raise monuments to our newly returning Doughboys began soon after they came back from overseas. At least 39 Arkansas counties have stone monuments dedicated to lo... Read More

2017 Marks 90 Years Since Historic Floods

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, May 03, 2017

By Brian Irby, Arkansas State Archives In September 1926, the rain started to fall. And it continued to fall through the spring of 1927 as the snow in the North began to melt. And the Mississippi River, the lifeblood that carves its way down the middle of the country on a journey to the Gulf... Read More

May 2017 WWI commemoration events announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, April 28, 2017

Musical performances, exhibits and lectures are among the May 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned, and many of the events also mark Arkansas Heritage Month, which this year has the theme “A State of War: Arkansas Remembers World War I.” A complet... Read More

State commemorates involvement in WWI, celebrates shared history during Arkansas Heritage Month

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

Arkansas’s participation in World War I will be commemorated throughout May during Arkansas Heritage Month, designated annually by the governor and promoted by the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH). This year's theme, “A State of War: Arkansas Remembers World War I,” centers on the centen... Read More

Arkansas WWI Committee Unveils 9 Podcats on Website

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 17, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee has unveiled nine new podcasts about Arkansas during the Great War. The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The new offering... Read More

April 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, March 23, 2017

A kickoff event for Arkansas’s commemoration of World War I, lectures and exhibits are among the April 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the ... Read More

Department of Arkansas Heritage announces Arkansas Food Hall of Fame winners

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Winners have been announced for the 2017 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame.  The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame was launched by the Department of Arkansas Heritage in September to recognize Arkansas’s legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events across the state. Nominatio... Read More

March 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A celebration of Arkansas women’s contributions to World War I, lectures and exhibits are among the March 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the a... Read More