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.  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.   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 patrons between museums, as well as the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion, at no charge.

Historic Arkansas Museum, 1-4 p.m.200 E. Third St., 

Enjoy hot cider and ginger cake and celebrate the holidays as it was done in the 1800s. Living history characters will be on the grounds, and holiday shopping of Arkansas Made items will be available in the gift shop. Visitors can take their photo by the reconstructed 1800s Pleasure Wagon.

Old State House Museum, 1-4:30 p.m.300 W. Markham St., 

Visitors will find the Old State House colorfully decorated for the season, and local music groups will perform delightful carols. Fun, hands-on activities will be available to children; they can create unique holiday cards and more.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 2-5 p.m.501 W. Ninth St., 

The fifth annual “Say It Ain’t Say’s” Sweet Potato Pie Baking Contest will choose the best pies by both professional and amateur cooks. Listen to performances of holiday music while you sample each contestant’s pie.

Governor’s Mansion, 2-4 p.m.1800 Center St., 

The mansion’s rooms will be decorated using the theme, “Handel’s Messiah,” with each public room adorned in rich colors and musical instruments. There will be plenty of holiday treats to enjoy.

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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 Rock’s oldest dives. Here are the Top 4 ways to enjoy some of the best that Central Arkansas has to offer!   Read More

World War I Committee seeks documents, launches website

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 14, 2016

Photo courtesy Sequoyah Research Center/UALRThe Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee recently asked Arkansans to consider donating materials related to the Great War period to archival institutions and unveiled its website as it prepared for the 2017-18 commemoration.  Read More

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Seeks to Honor State “Taste-setters”

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, September 09, 2016

It’s no doubt that Arkansas food is packed with flavor. Cultural traditions mixed with fresh ideas and ingredients keep Arkansas food at the forefront of southern cuisine. The Department of Arkansas Heritage is proud to honor the unique foods, legendary restaurants, remarkable cooks, influential food entrepreneurs, and culturally significant festivals and events that live up to these high standards through its unveiling of the 2017 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame.   Read More

101 citizens naturalized at Old State House Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

More than 100 Arkansas residents representing 37 countries swore an Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens during a special naturalization ceremony at the Old State House Museum on Tuesday, July 26.   Read More

USS Arkansas: From Battleship to Shipwreck

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, July 25, 2016

The USS Arkansas (BB-33) battleship was touted at the time of its launch in 1911 as being one of the largest battleships in U.S. history.  Read More

Sharecropping in Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, July 05, 2016

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Sally Nixon exhibit opening at Historic Arkansas Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Beginning June 10, a collection of illustrations by Sally Nixon will be on exhibit for summer visitors to Historic Arkansas Museum.

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