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Arkansas's National Landmarks: Eaker Site

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Arkansas’s National Landmarks: The Eaker Site is a large, prehistoric archaeological site located near Blytheville in Mississippi County. The area was designated as a National Historic Landmark on June 19, 1996. The Eaker Site, located on land that was formerly Eaker Air Force ... Read More

Creativity Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Creativity Arkansas: The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center’s “Creativity Arkansas” collection began in 2008 and showcases artwork created by African American artists with a connection to Arkansas. The collection, which preserves and documents Arkansas history through visual arts, celebrates ... Read More

The History of DAH

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) was created in 1975 to preserve and promote Arkansas’s natural and cultural heritage as a source of pride and enjoyment for all. Originally, the agency had a different name. The original legislation named the agency the Department of Arkansas Natu... Read More

Historic Places: Louisiana Purchase Marker

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

 Historic Places: The Louisiana Purchase Marker is located at the junction of Phillips, Lee and Monroe counties in eastern Arkansas. The marker commemorates the “initial point” from which land surveys of the territory acquired through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 were surveyed. The ... Read More

Arkansas Literary Festival 2015

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 23, 2015

  The Arkansas Literary Festival is sure to bring crowds to Little Rock this weekend. The Department of Arkansas Heritage and two of our museums are proud to help support this important annual event. The following sessions, workshops and panels are sponsored by DAH, Mosaic Templars Cultu... Read More

Important Arkansan: Pharoah Sanders

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Born in Little Rock in 1940, Grammy award-winning Ferrell “Pharoah” Sanders, noted jazz saxophonist, is recognized as a pioneer of the “free jazz” movement. Collaborations with artists such as Sun Ra and John Coltrane remain his most noted work, but his solo efforts stretch over four deca... Read More

Almeda Riddle and Alan Lomax

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. He and his father John spent time in Arkansas collecting old stories and songs. Recently thousands of the songs and interviews Lomax recorded were made available fo... Read More

Museum to Present Free Music Performances, extend hours once a month

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Old State House Museum announced today its schedule for Second Friday Art Night at the Museum. The Museum will present musical performances and extend its hours on the second Friday of each month. The Old State House Museum will remain open until 8:00 each night so that guests can enjoy ... Read More

Museum Sets Plans to Mark Black History Month 2015

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 26, 2015

Little Rock, AR (Jan. 26, 2015) --- February at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will feature numerous activities to celebrate Black History month. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule of activities includes: It’s in the Bag: Lunch ‘n Learn – Tues., Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m.... Read More