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June 2018 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Exhibits and WWI Memorial Tree dedications across the state are among the June 2018 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled WWI centennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can b... Read More

May 2018 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 26, 2018

New exhibits and WWI Memorial Tree dedications across the state are among the May 2018 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled WWI centennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, ca... Read More

Sponsors Approved for 5 WWI Memorial Trees

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission have approved five applications to sponsor World War I Memorial Trees, which achieves their shared goal of having one tree in each of Arkansas’s 75 counties. Successful applicants and proposed loc... Read More

Wendy Richter Named Director of the Arkansas State Archives

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), today named Dr. Wendy Richter as state historian and director of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA), a division of DAH. Richter previously served as director of the Archives, when it was known as the Arkansas History Commissio... Read More

A note from the director

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, March 19, 2018

As director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, I take seriously our shared responsibility to tell the story of Arkansas. Mr. Bill Worthen, the longtime beloved former director at Historic Arkansas Museum, put it best when he said, “We protect the best of Arkansas.” As an agency of state ... Read More