Observing Black History Month in Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, February 04, 2016

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Herbarium Specimens

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Did you know there are at least four plant species that are native to only Arkansas? These Arkansas natives have been discovered no where else in the world. Watch the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission video to learn more!   Read More

Arkansas Heritage Holiday Open Houses

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

December 6
Holiday Open Houses
between 1 to 5 p.m.  Read More

On this Day: Judson University

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

On this Day: Judson University, the dream of Professor Martin R. Forey of Chicago, was a short-lived institution of higher education in Prospect Bluff—present-day Judsonia. The institution stimulated the migration of Northern families to the area, thereby significantly increasing the population and refining the social atmosphere of this typical, mid-19th-century river town. On this day in 1901, the board of trustees voted to transfer the last remaining asset of the university, Evergreen Cemetery, to the cemetery board. What remains of the school, the steeple bell, is in use at Judsonia’s First Baptist Church. It’s an interesting story.   Read More

A New State Capitol

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A New State Capitol   Read More

Arkansas’s First Thanksgiving

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Want to know about Arkansas’s first Thanksgiving?   Read More

Featherstonhaugh Arrives in Little Rock

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, November 18, 2015

During this time in 1834, British explorer George William Featherstonhaugh (pronounced “Fanshaw”) arrives in Little Rock where he meets William Woodruff and “Colonel A*****, a clever good-looking lawyer.” Featherstonhaugh does not give the exact date of the meeting, nor does he give the Colonel’s name as Ashley, but one can safely assume he’s describing Chester Ashley. The meetings happen between November 12 and 22, 1834.  Read More

Gayle Harper at DCC

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, November 05, 2015

Travel Photographer/Author Shares 90-Day Road Trip, Keeping Pace with a Raindrop on the Mississippi  Read More

Kinsey Collection

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Impressive “Kinsey Collection” to Visit Arkansas   Read More

Did You Know? Norman Library

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, October 26, 2015

Did You Know? One of America’s smallest operating libraries is located in Norman, about 45 miles west of Hot Springs. Until it was recently dethroned, the Norman Library held the Guinness Book of World Record's “Smallest Library” title. The library is located in the center of the town square on Highway 8. It was the vision of Marie Pinkerton whose motto was: “Forward.” Pinkerton’s Garden Club obtained Works Progress Administration funds in 1939 to beautify the town square. A barbed wire fence that once lined the square was replaced with a rock wall of native stone; in addition, funds were also used to fill the square with beautiful native trees and flowers.   Read More