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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

Arkansas Historical Marker Program Will Highlight History & Heritage

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, December 11, 2017

The Department of Arkansas Heritage is implementing a new program to assist communities in the placement of historical markers across the state, announced Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. The markers must commemorate a historic person, place or event to be eligi... Read More

Arkansas WWI Centennial Committee Unveils 7 Podcasts

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, December 07, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee has unveiled seven new podcasts about Arkansas during the Great War. The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The new offerings include: • Dr. Blak... Read More

Sponsors approved for 5 WWI memorial trees

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, November 17, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission have approved five applications to sponsor World War I Memorial Trees. Successful applicants and proposed locations were: City of Prescott, Prescott Walking Trail City of Cotter, North Ar... Read More

Holiday Open Houses set for Dec. 3

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Department of Arkansas Heritage will host a Holiday Open House at its three Little Rock museums on Dec. 3. 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 patrons between m... Read More

November 2017 Arkansas WWI Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A seminar on Native American Code Talkers, WWI Memorial Tree dedications, lectures and exhibits are among the November 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled WWI centennial activities, as well as additional informati... Read More

Sponsors approved for 24 World War I Memorial Trees

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, October 20, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission have approved 24 applications to sponsor World War I Memorial Trees. Successful applicants and proposed locations were: Forrest City Public Library, Dennis Memorial Park Museum ... Read More

7 WWI Memorial Trees Approved

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 05, 2017

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: City of Rudy, Rudy City Park Fay Jones School of Architecture an... Read More

October 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, October 02, 2017

A visit from Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, lectures and exhibits are among the October 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled WWI centennial activities, as well as additional information on the activ... Read More

September 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A celebration of Camp Pike’s centennial, a WWI seminar, exhibits and lectures are among the September 2017 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 ... Read More