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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