Heritage Month 2015 Theme: “From the Delta to the Hills: Different Landscapes, a Common Heritage"
Arkansas is blessed with a wide variety of landscapes and land forms – from the Delta with its rivers and bayous to hills and mountains with their lakes and streams. From plains to prairies to hardwood forests, Arkansas has it all. And those different landscapes have influenced how people live and what they do. The rich soil of the Delta has meant that, over the years, that region of the state and its rich farmland has supported everything from the sharecropper to the industrial farm that supplies the world. Other regions of the state are products of their environment as well, but whether you’re from north, south, east or west, we are all Arkansans and share that common heritage.
For a Heritage Month event, think about what makes your area special. It could be what the environment has to offer or what sorts of customs may be particular to your region. Plan an event highlighting or celebrating the special contributions your town or city makes to the overall Arkansas experience. Plan a tour of a particular feature that only occurs in your part of the state. Whatever you choose to present, plan an event that will honor your town and its people. Create something that will make others want to come and learn more about your region’s way of life.
Heritage Month grants of up to $5,000 are available to non-profit organizations to assist them in developing events to be held during Heritage Month in May 2015. Applications are due in the Department of Arkansas Heritage office on Monday, December 8, 2014, no later than 4:30 p.m.
For more information about this grant program, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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