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Arkansas Food Hall of Fame finalists announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Finalists have been announced for the 2017 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame was launched by the Department of Arkansas Heritage in September to recognize Arkansas’s legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events across the state. Nominations w... Read More

Arkansas WWI committee calls for memorial tree plantings

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 30, 2017

  The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee is urging communities across the state to plant memorial trees in public places to remember the Arkansans who served in the Great War. In the years following the end of WWI in 1918, memorial trees were planted all over ... Read More

Arkansas native taps Southern roots for art

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 23, 2017

Arkansas native Shea Hembrey taps into his Southern roots when creating his artwork, which has been internationally acclaimed and featured in a TED talk, the New York Times, The Story on NPR and the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York. Hembrey was born in Newport and grew up in rural Arkansa... Read More

WWI Centennial Committee Unveils 12 Podcasts

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 28, 2016

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee unveiled 13 new podcasts about Arkansas during the Great War, ACWSC Chairman Shawn Fisher announced today. The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Ro... Read More

Holiday Open Houses set for Dec. 4

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 21, 2016

The Department of Arkansas Heritage will host a Holiday Open House at its three Little Rock museums on Dec. 4. Each museum will be open to the public and offer an array of food, music, crafts and other entertainment. Admission is free, and a trolley will be available to take patr... Read More

Tour the Best of Central Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Central Arkansas is perfect for any art lover or self-styled history buff. Immerse yourself in culture, stand where presidential history was made, throw your own pottery, catch a play performed by some of the state’s most talented children, and enjoy soul food at its best at one of Little Roc... Read More

World War I Committee seeks documents, launches website

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 14, 2016

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee recently asked Arkansans to consider donating materials related to the Great War period to archival institutions and unveiled its website as it prepared for the 2017-18 commemoration. In a Nov. 11 press conference at the Old Sta... Read More

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Seeks to Honor State “Taste-setters”

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, September 09, 2016

It’s no doubt that Arkansas food is packed with flavor. Cultural traditions mixed with fresh ideas and ingredients keep Arkansas food at the forefront of southern cuisine. The Department of Arkansas Heritage is proud to honor the unique foods, legendary restaurants, remarkable cooks, infl... Read More

101 citizens naturalized at Old State House Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

More than 100 Arkansas residents representing 37 countries swore an Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens during a special naturalization ceremony at the Old State House Museum on Tuesday, July 26. The Department of Arkansas Heritage was pleased to work with the U.S. Citizenship an... Read More

USS Arkansas: From Battleship to Shipwreck

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, July 25, 2016

The USS Arkansas (BB-33) battleship was touted at the time of its launch in 1911 as being one of the largest battleships in U.S. history. The Wyoming-class dreadnaught battleship was the third U.S Navy vessel to bear the name Arkansas, the first being a wooden hulled steamer from ... Read More