The Arkansas Preservation Conference’s theme is “Placemaking and the Power of Preservation.” The preservation track explores tax incentives and connections between preservation, planning and sustainability. The historic bridge track focuses on preservation strategies for historic bridges and a case study on the bridge in Newport. Friday events include a bus tour featuring several sites including the Old Mill, a bike tour of nearby landmarks and the monthly “Sandwiching in History” tour.
The Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County will spotlight sites within the county that are on the National Register of Historic Places through museum exhibits and newspaper articles.
Photojournalism event displaying the ten most historic churches in Mississippi County.
Tour the museum and examine all the restoration work on the exterior of the building, built between 1882 and 1894.
In celebration of Arkansas Heritage Month, grab your GPS unit or use your Smartphone App to search for clues about the first settlers to Lee Creek Valley. Learn about our cultural heritage by visiting the home sites of the first pioneers to this rugged area. This family-fun event requires you to explore many areas of the park. Drop by the Devil’s Den State Park visitor center to pick up the coordinates to lead you on your historic journey in this month-long event.
Informative panels feature photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment. The DCC is one of only 200 sites around the country to host the exhibit. The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the traveling exhibition, which was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Join the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas for a guided tour of the 1910 St. Joseph's Home designed by Charles Thompson, followed by the annual Heritage Month crawfish and shrimp boil on the grounds. All you can eat and drink!
This event is for school children. They will participate in learning stations, learn about the history of the courthouse, including it's reconstruction, restoration and all the natural disasters it's survived. The curator will talk to students about how artifacts relate to history. The students will form a mock city government, write with quill and ink and pay taxes in gold. A guided tour of the original town site will be conducted by a living history character and tours of the steamboat landing will be provided as well.
Learn about the structures at Parkin Archeological State Park, both historic and prehistoric. Mound building activities, palisade construction, schoolhouse learning and cemetery tours will fill students with wonder about how people lived in the past!
Enjoy painting out-of-doors along Central Avenue during this two day festival. If you're not a painter, enjoy watching someone paint out-of-doors!
Saving Hot Springs Historic Structures Lecture Series #1: Walter Arnold will discuss the Majestic Hotel.
This month, the Farmer-Brooks House at 623 Orange St. in North Little Rock is the focus of Sandwiching in History. A contributing resource in the Argenta Historic District, the house was built about 1913 and is the only example of the Dutch Colonial Revival style in the district.
The Wildlife of Arkansas Student Art Traveling Exhibit will open with an Awards Ceremony Friday evening, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Witt Stephens, Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center. The exhibit will travel throughout the AR Game and Fish Nature Centers showcasing the top 4 works of art in each grade K-12. A calendar of the winning works, 2014 Wildlife of Arkansas Calendar of Art, will be available for purchase at the opening.
The work of Walter Arnold will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art, located in the Ozark Bathhouse at 425 Central Avenue. His work will also be available at The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs. Walter Arnold will be on hand during the event and present a lecture.
Judge and Mrs. Parker guide visitors on a short walking tour of the downtown Fort Smith area while discussing historic buildings still in place and long gone.
This event is open to the public on Saturday and features two workshops. Jane Thompson from the Arkansas History Commission will teach how to restore artifacts after a natural disaster and Jacksonport's curator will discuss preserving family artifacts. A tour features the history of the courthouse, including it's reconstruction, restoration and all the natural disasters it's survived. A guided tour of the original town site will be conducted by a living history character and tours of the steamboat landing will be provided as well.
Participants will enjoy living history presentations, arts and crafts, as well as music and concessions.
Enjoy guided tours of the 1886 Frisco Depot and more.
The Woolly Cabin tour is a chance to discover how people in the Greenbrier area lived in the 1800s. We will discuss the history of the first people to settle on this land, the cabin and the park itself.
An open house at the Malco Theater on Cherry Street kicks off the event which features five different historic buildings available for touring.
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