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Arkansas Arts Council Announces 2020 Small Works on Paper Artists

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 06, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Arts Council, a division of Arkansas Heritage, is pleased to announce the 36 Arkansas artists whose work will be included the 2020 Small Works on Paper touring exhibition. Thirty-nine artworks will be on display in nine galleries statewide du... Read More

State receives conservation easement, transfers funds after successful closing of C&H Hog Farms

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 06, 2020

Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), announced today that the terms of the agreement to cease operations at a large-scale hog farm near the Buffalo National River have now been consummated. The owners of C & H Hog Farms, Inc. have recei... Read More

​ David Ware Named Director of the Arkansas State Archives

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, December 23, 2019

Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), today named Dr. David Ware as state historian and director of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA), an agency of Arkansas Heritage, which is a division of ADPHT. Ware has served since 2001 as state capitol ... Read More

​ Jimmy Bryant Named Director of the Division of Arkansas Heritage

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, December 06, 2019

Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), today named Jimmy Bryant as director of Arkansas Heritage, a division of ADPHT. The Division of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) consists of four heritage museums and four heritage resource agencies that work to ... Read More

Grants Available for Arkansas Heritage Projects, Events

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, July 12, 2019

  LITTLE ROCK— Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism, announced today that grants of up to $5,000 are available to help nonprofit organizations develop local events and projects that promote awareness and enjoyment of Arkansas heritage. ... Read More

Teacher Professional Development and Reception

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Department of Arkansas Heritage is hosting an evening for teachers at the Old State House Museum on Thursday, July 25, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. that will feature a guest speaker, Patricia Ramsey, who will talk about National History Day and how to implement it in the teaching curricul... Read More

Gov. Hutchinson announces lead sponsor for MTCC Capital Campaign

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, July 09, 2019

  LITTLE ROCK (July 8, 2019) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Union Pacific Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Lance Fritz today announced a $300,000 grant, the lead gift in the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center’s capital campaign to renovate its 10-year-old exhibits, which wil... Read More

Arkansas Territory Traveling Exhibit and Free Poster

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, March 07, 2019

An event at the State Capitol on March 1 kicked off the state’s observance of the centennial of Arkansas becoming a U.S. Territory on March 2, 1819. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage; and Wendy Richter, director of the Arkansas State Archive... Read More

DAH announces 2019 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame winners

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Winners have been announced for the 2019 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, including food-themed events, restaurants, and proprietors from across the state. The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame was launched by the Department of Arkansas Heritage in 2016 to recognize Arkansas’s iconic restau... Read More

The Green Book in Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

With the recent release of the film by the same name, there’s been increased interest in what exactly the “Green Book” was and what sort of presence Arkansas businesses had in the guide. The Green Book was first introduced in 1936 to provide African American travelers with information on bus... Read More