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WWI Seminar set for Sept. 23 at Old State House Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, at the museum at 300 West Markham Street in Little Rock. The free seminar, “Keep the Home Fires Burnin... Read More

Historic Theaters Conference to lift up ‘artistic lifeblood of community’

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Historic theaters are far more than old buildings that represent a bygone era. For many small towns, they remain important centers of artistic activity. That concept is the theme behind the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute’s Historic Theaters Conference, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, throug... Read More

10 World War I Memorial Sites Across Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, May 05, 2017

Arkansas sent 71,862 soldiers to serve in World War I, of which 2,183 died of disease or wounds and 1,751 were injured. Efforts to raise monuments to our newly returning Doughboys began soon after they came back from overseas. At least 39 Arkansas counties have stone monuments dedicated to lo... Read More

State commemorates involvement in WWI, celebrates shared history during Arkansas Heritage Month

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

Arkansas’s participation in World War I will be commemorated throughout May during Arkansas Heritage Month, designated annually by the governor and promoted by the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH). This year's theme, “A State of War: Arkansas Remembers World War I,” centers on the centen... Read More

April 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, March 23, 2017

A kickoff event for Arkansas’s commemoration of World War I, lectures and exhibits are among the April 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the ... Read More

March 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A celebration of Arkansas women’s contributions to World War I, lectures and exhibits are among the March 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the a... 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