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April 2018 WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, March 30, 2018

WWI Memorial Tree dedications and exhibits across the state are among the April 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 ... 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

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

Sponsors approved for 6 WWI memorial trees

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, December 15, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission have approved six applications to sponsor World War I Memorial Trees. Successful applicants and proposed locations were: • Madison County Public Library, at the library in Huntsville • American L... 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

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