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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