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

World War I Committee seeks documents, launches website

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 14, 2016

The 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. In a Nov. 11 press conference at the Old Sta... 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, infl... 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. The Department of Arkansas Heritage was pleased to work with the U.S. Citizenship an... 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. The Wyoming-class dreadnaught battleship was the third U.S Navy vessel to bear the name Arkansas, the first being a wooden hulled steamer from ... Read More

Sharecropping in Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, July 05, 2016

  Tenant farming and sharecropping became increasingly common after the Civil War, as white plantation owners who previously used slaves to work their fields turned to new ways to tend the crops. These tenant farmers, who were both black and white, leased parcels of land from owners ... Read More

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. Nixon is a Pine Bluff native who currently resides in Little Rock and holds a BFA in Illustration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She recently ... Read More

180 Years of Statehood: The People Rule

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, June 06, 2016

This year, Arkansas celebrates 180 years of statehood. The Old State House will be the center of these celebrations, centered around the theme, “The People Rule,” which is the English translation of the state motto, Regnat Populus .  Although the area we now know as Arkansas was inha... Read More

Celebrate Arkansas Heritage Month in May

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, May 20, 2016

Heritage Month is underway, but it’s not too late to celebrate, discover and enjoy our state’s heritage during May. Since 1982, Arkansans have celebrated Heritage Month with festivals, space studies, concerts, nature walks, tours and much more! Arkansans host scores of events in communi... Read More