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Governor proclaims Nov. 11 as Bells of Peace: WWI Remembrance Day

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed November 11, 2018, as “Bells of Peace: World War I Remembrance Day” and is calling on people and organizations around the state to ring bells 11 times at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, to celebrate the end of World War I and to remember the millions who... Read More

September 2018 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, September 04, 2018

A WWI reading retreat and exhibits across the state are among the September 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 be f... Read More

She Never Expected to Be There: Gay White (First Lady of Arkansas, 1981-1983)

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Life brought Gay Daniels far from being a self-described “Navy Brat” in Oakland, Calif., to the pinnacle of prominence as Gay White, First Lady of Arkansas. Life was indeed exciting, challenging and anything but normal for the Navy officer’s daughter. Born in Oakland on March 7, 1947, to... Read More

WWI Seminar Set for August 18 at Old State House

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Old State House Museum will host a seminar on Arkansas during World War I from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, at the museum at 300 West Markham Street in Little Rock. The seminar, “The War to End All Wars: The Lega... Read More

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee kicks off ‘Votes for Women’ celebration on July 28

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee (WSCCC) will celebrate “Votes for Women” during a kickoff event and press conference from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 28 at the Old State House Museum. During the event, the committee, created in 2017 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, will unveil i... Read More

2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Winners Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Winners have been announced for the 2018 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame was launched by the Department of Arkansas Heritage in 2016 to recognize Arkansas’s legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events across the state. Nominations were acc... Read More

Black History Month Events in Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 29, 2018

The Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) has compiled a list of Black History Month events taking place across Arkansas in February 2018.  This list includes events submitted to the Department and is not intended to be comprehensive. To have your event included, send an email to [email protected] Read More

DAH Announces 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Finalists

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Finalists have been announced for the 2018 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The Department of Arkansas Heritage launched the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame in 2016 to recognize Arkansas’s legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events across the state. Nominations were accepted... Read More

Sponsors approved for 7 WWI memorial trees

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, January 12, 2018

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission have approved seven applications to sponsor World War I Memorial Trees. Successful applicants and proposed locations were: Stone County Honor Guard, Mountain View City Park South Arkans... Read More

USS Little Rock to be commissioned Dec. 16

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, December 11, 2017

Arkansas has a unique opportunity to take part in a historic event on Dec. 16, when the commissioning of a new Naval vessel, the USS Little Rock, will take place. The ceremony will be held in Buffalo, New York, where the original USS Little Rock, which was decommissioned in 1976, now sits as... Read More