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 When Gayle Harper learned that a raindrop falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi would travel the River for 90 days to reach the Gulf of Mexico, she knew immediately that her p... Read More

Kinsey Collection

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Impressive “Kinsey Collection” to Visit Arkansas The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is pleased to host The Kinsey Collection II: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, in its first visit to Arkansas. A national touring exhibit, the collection of authentic and rare art, artifacts, b... 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 squ... Read More

Mount Holly Cemetery

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cemeteries of Arkansas: Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock is often called “the Westminster Abbey of Arkansas,” a name that seems justified by the great number of individuals of significance in the fields of art, literature, religion and politics who are buried there. Eleven Arkansas gov... Read More

Clayton House

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Historic (Haunted) Places! The Clayton House at 514 North 6th Street in Fort Smith was built in 1852 by a Mr. Sutton who abandoned the home during the Civil War for the greener pastures of Texas. After which, the house served as a Union Army hospital. William Henry Harrison Clayton purcha... Read More

Mt. Hebron Cemetery

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Cemeteries of Arkansas: Mt. Hebron Cemetery is located in the small community of Colville, approximately three and half miles west of Lowell in Benton County. In addition to 252 historic marked burials and 97 non-historic marked burials, there are also 92 historic marked and unmarked buri... Read More

Historic Places: A.C. Jeffery Farmstead

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Historic Places: The A. C. Jeffery Farmstead was constructed in 1848 by Augustus Curran Jeffery, the son of Jehoiada Jeffery, an early pioneer settler in Izard County and founder of the town of Mt. Olive. The Jeffery family first arrived in the area September 10, 1816, when Jehoiada Jeffery, ... Read More

Only in Arkansas: Fourche Mountain salamander

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, September 03, 2015

Only in Arkansas: The Fourche Mountain salamander (Plethodon fourchensis) lives only in Arkansas. Thirty different species of salamanders are found in the state, occupying a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats. They come in all shapes and sizes, from the enormous Ozark hellbe... Read More

A Cast of Blues

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, September 03, 2015

Blues music was born in Mississippi, came of age in Chicago, and went on to inspire generations of rock and rollers, ranging from the British invasion of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to contemporary groups, such as The Black Keys. As one of America’s contributions to the world of mu... Read More

Did You Know?

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Did You Know? The last C-130A to leave Vietnam is on display at the Little Rock Air Force Base? The C-130A Hercules, tail # 56-0518, was the 126th built by Lockheed Aircraft corp. of Marietta, Georgia. It was accepted into the Air Force inventory on August 23, 1957, assigned to the 3... Read More