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Selden/Scott Duel

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Judge Match: On this day in 1824, a game of ‘whist’ in Arkansas Post gets heated. In a game of whist, Judge Joseph Selden contradicted a lady player’s account of the score and Judge Andrew Scott, ... Read More

Inventor McDermott

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Here’s more about Charles M. McDermott (1808–1884), a medical doctor, minister, plantation owner, Greek scholar, charter member of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company and inventor. His patented  ... Read More

The Great Red River Raft

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Have you ever heard of the Great Raft on the Red River? It took the Freeman-Custis crew 14 days to maneuver around it. What was it exactly? The Great Raft was an impressive mess—a gigantic l ... Read More

Historic Places: Bedford Brown Bethell House

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Historic Places: Built in 1912-13, the Bedford Brown Bethell House in Des Arc, Prairie County, has been called one of the most elegant old homes in the Grand Prairie region of Arkansas. Bedfo ... Read More

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 ... 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 Arkan ... Read More

The History of DAH

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Department of Arkansas Heritage (/homepage) (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, t ... 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 sur ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More