County Seat Spotlight: Wynne

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, August 13, 2015

County Seat Spotlight: Wynne, with the west slope of Crowley’s Ridge to the east and the L’Anguille River on the west, started off as a small railroad town and grew to become the county seat of Cross County. The town dates its history to the 1880s when the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Sou... Read More


Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, August 13, 2015

What’s in a Name? Lamartine was a small community founded in present-day northwest Columbia County sometime before 1840. Some sources credit it as being the county’s oldest community. Pronounced LAM-er-teen, a source at the Columbia County library says sometimes locals add a ‘b’ to the pronun... Read More

Churches of Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, August 06, 2015

Churches of Arkansas: The Holy Temple Church of God in Christ is situated at 529 North Main Street in Monticello, Drew County part of the Monticello North Main Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 2, 1979, which includes 20 structures reflecting... Read More

August News!

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, August 06, 2015

  August News  Arkansas Arts Council Opp-ART-unities: The Arkansas Arts Council’s new group on Facebook called “oppARTunities” boasts over 500 members now. The group page is designed to assist Arkansas artists and arts organizations by providing a forum for opportunities fro... Read More

Notable Arkie: Mary Lambert

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Notable Arkie: Mary Lambert was born in Helena, the daughter of Martha Kelly and Jordan Bennett Lambert III. Her younger sister is former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln.  Lambert directed Chris Isaak's first music video “Dancin'” and Janet Jackson's “Nasty” and “Control” music videos. ... Read More

County Seat Spotlight: Helena-West Helena

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, July 17, 2015

Helena in Phillips County was incorporated in 1833 and prospered as a river port, while West Helena began as a railroad town, incorporated in 1917. The two cities united their school systems in 1946 and merged into one city (preserving both names) on January 1, 2006. Two land speculators, Syl... Read More

Important Arkansan: Bob Wootton

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, July 09, 2015

Important Arkansan: Robert (Bob) Wootton, born March 4, 1942, in Red Branch (part of the town of Paris in Logan County). Wootton is a musician best known for having been Johnny Cash’s backing guitarist for 30 years. In addition to having played on most of Cash’s albums made after 1968, he... Read More

County Seat Spolight: Augusta

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, July 09, 2015

County Seat Spotlight: Augusta, located on the east bank of the White River, has been the county seat of two counties, first Jackson and then Woodruff, and is the oldest settlement in Woodruff County. The town’s placement at a natural river landing brought prosperity during the era o... Read More

Creativity Arkansas: Aj Smith

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Creativity Arkansas: Aj Smith Through drawings and prints artist Aj Smith is able to explore creative processes with freedom to experiment. Graphite pencil, silverpoint and printmaking processes provide an effective means to communicate subtle emotions and feelings where words are often inad... Read More

Historic Davidsonville

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, June 29, 2015

Davidsonville in Randolph County was founded in 1815 and is considered one of the most important frontier settlements in northeast Arkansas. Abandoned by the 1830s, Davidsonville was the site of several Arkansas “firsts.”  While a part of Missouri Territory’s Lawrence County, ... Read More