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Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area opens today

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Today at 2 p.m., Governor Asa Hutchinson and Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, dedicated Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area, the newest addition to Arkansas’s System of Natural Areas. The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), a division of the Department of Arka... Read More

May 2018 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 26, 2018

New exhibits and WWI Memorial Tree dedications across the state are among the May 2018 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, ca... Read More

Plans revealed for restoration of the Mosaic Templars State Temple

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 23, 2018

On Monday, April 23, Governor Asa Hutchinson and Stacy Hurst, state historic preservation officer and director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), revealed the restoration, rehabilitation and occupation plans for the Mosaic Templars State Temple building, the last remaining building... Read More

Area restaurants honored with Food Hall of Fame recognition - from KAIT8

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

(KAIT) - It has been said that there is a lot of history when it comes to restaurants in Northeast Arkansas. Now, the Arkansas Department of Heritage has honored several area restaurants for consideration in the 2018 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The Dixie Pig and Kream Kastle Dri... Read More

April 2018 WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, March 30, 2018

WWI Memorial Tree dedications and exhibits across the state are among the April 2018 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 ... Read More

Sponsors Approved for 5 WWI Memorial Trees

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission have approved five applications to sponsor World War I Memorial Trees, which achieves their shared goal of having one tree in each of Arkansas’s 75 counties. Successful applicants and proposed loc... Read More

Wendy Richter Named Director of the Arkansas State Archives

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), today named Dr. Wendy Richter as state historian and director of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA), a division of DAH. Richter previously served as director of the Archives, when it was known as the Arkansas History Commissio... Read More

A note from the director

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, March 19, 2018

As director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, I take seriously our shared responsibility to tell the story of Arkansas. Mr. Bill Worthen, the longtime beloved former director at Historic Arkansas Museum, put it best when he said, “We protect the best of Arkansas.” As an agency of state ... Read More

2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Winners Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Winners have been announced for the 2018 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame was launched by the Department of Arkansas Heritage in 2016 to recognize Arkansas’s legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events across the state. Nominations were acc... Read More

Small Museum Grant Workshop & Panel Discussion

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Small Museum Grant Workshop & Panel Discussion Set for March 9 Grant application deadline is April 18 The Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) will host a panel and grant workshop on small museum management and resources on Friday, March 9, 2 – 4 p.m., in DAH’s Diamond Room at 1100 No... Read More