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Sharecropping in Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, July 05, 2016

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Sally Nixon exhibit opening at Historic Arkansas Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Beginning June 10, a collection of illustrations by Sally Nixon will be on exhibit for summer visitors to Historic Arkansas Museum.

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180 Years of Statehood: The People Rule

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, June 06, 2016

This year, Arkansas celebrates 180 years of statehood. The Old State House will be the center of these celebrations, centered around the theme, “The People Rule,” which is the English translation of the state motto, Regnat Populus   Read More

A continuing legacy of Arkansas history

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Supporters of Arkansas history have been very interested in legislation introduced in the special session that just ended. Speaker of the House Jeremy Gillam sponsored a bill designed to create efficiencies across state government, and the bill passed in the House and Senate last Friday. As a result, the Arkansas History Commission took on a new moniker, the Arkansas State Archives, and was transferred into the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH).   Read More

Celebrate Arkansas Heritage Month in May

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, May 20, 2016

Heritage Month is underway, but it’s not too late to celebrate, discover and enjoy our state’s heritage during May.
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Kinsey Collection Announcement

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, March 07, 2016

Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC), lawmakers, city leaders and others Friday to announce the April opening of the Kinsey Collection exhibit at the downtown museum of African-American history.  Read More

Observing Black History Month in Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, February 04, 2016

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Herbarium Specimens

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Did you know there are at least four plant species that are native to only Arkansas? These Arkansas natives have been discovered no where else in the world. Watch the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission video to learn more!   Read More

Arkansas Heritage Holiday Open Houses

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

December 6
Holiday Open Houses
between 1 to 5 p.m.  Read More

On this Day: Judson University

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

On this Day: Judson University, the dream of Professor Martin R. Forey of Chicago, was a short-lived institution of higher education in Prospect Bluff—present-day Judsonia. The institution stimulated the migration of Northern families to the area, thereby significantly increasing the population and refining the social atmosphere of this typical, mid-19th-century river town. On this day in 1901, the board of trustees voted to transfer the last remaining asset of the university, Evergreen Cemetery, to the cemetery board. What remains of the school, the steeple bell, is in use at Judsonia’s First Baptist Church. It’s an interesting story.   Read More