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Calendar of Heritage Month Events

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May
01-01

Fabulous First Thursday Lunch

May 1, 2014
Pillow Thompson House
Helena
870-338-8535

Luncheon showcasing a variety of caterers from the Delta. Start the month with family, friends and great food at the Fabulous First Thursday Lunch at the Pillow Thompson House.

May
01-01

Preservation Crustaceans

May 1, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Argenta Plaza, 502 Main Street, North Little Rock
Little Rock
501-372-4757

Join the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas for "Hot Bugs, Cold Beer and Old Buildings" for this annual Heritage Month Event. Proceeds benefit HPAA, working to build stronger communities in Arkansas by reconnecting Arkansans to our heritage and empowering people to save and rehabilitate historic places.

May
01-03

10th annual Hellbender/Founder's Day Festival

May 1 - 3, 2014
Historic Courthouse Square
Pocahontas
870-892-0254

Enjoy lectures, crafts music and food at this annual event.

May
01-31

Preserving Food Along the Railroad

May 1 - 31, 2014
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Arkansas Railroad Museum
Pine Bluff
870-535-8819

A special exhibit in the museum features posters, canning jars, pictures, cookbooklets and more related to Arkansas's railroads.

May
01-31

Flavors of Arkansas

May 1 - 31, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Grant County Museum
Sheridan
870-942-4496

During Arkansas Heritage Month, visitors to the museum will learn about cooking methods used throughout history. The Flavors of Arkansas exhibit also highlights regional cuisine and the food culture of the South.

May
01-31

A Tradition of Nut Gathering

May 1 - 31, 2014
Kindley House Museum
Gravette
473-787-3971

A new exhibit debuts featuring the history or nut gathering in Gravette. Museum is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

May
01-31

Yummy, Yummy! Foods and Flavors of Arkansas

May 1 - 31, 2014
Ouachita Baptist University Library Lobby
Arkadelphia
870-245-5332

"Yummy, Yummy!" exhibit depicts preparation of foods through Arkansas history. The library's cookbook collection is featured and supplemented with artifacts such as wooden bowls, electric mixers, butter churns, hand-painted dishes and eating utensils from the past.

May
01-31

Pioneer Cooking - School Event

May 1 - 31, 2014
9 a.m. - noon
Old Independence Regional Museum
Batesville
870-793-2121

Students will learn how to cook like a pioneer through Dutch oven demonstrations and open hearth cooking. Students will help prepare and get to sample the dishes they make. Program is designed for student groups, registration is required.

May
02-02

Sandwiching in History Tour

May 2, 2014
Noon - 1 p.m.
Tour of Columbus Owen O'Kelley House
Little Rock
(501) 324-9788

A free tour of the Columbus Owen O'Kelley House at 413 W. 5th Street in North Little Rock.

May
02-03

2nd annual Garden Show and Plant Sale

May 2 - 3, 2014
Commercial Building, Polk County Fairgrounds
Mena
479-394-3999

Along with a wonderful variety of healthy plants for sale, there will be a full schedule of speakers, demonstrations, workshops, vendor booths, door prizes, drawings, garden arts and crafts, and a Kid's Activity Corner for fun for all ages.

May
02-03

Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Fair

May 2 - 3, 2014
Holiday Inn in Springdale
Springdale
479-636-1240

Nationally known and recognized as one of the top 100 craft fairs in the U.S. and it's the largest indoor craft fair in the state.

May
02-03

Altus 35th Springtime Gala

May 2 - 3, 2014
Altus City Park
Altus
479-468-4191

An old-time spring celebration featuring entertainment, arts and crafts, games, music, food and good fun.

May
02-04

33rd annual Toad Suck Daze

May 2 - 4, 2014
Downtown Conway
Conway
501-932-5411

Enjoy local and national entertainment, kid's entertainers, arts and crafts, and a 5K/10K race to the World Famous Toad Races! This free admission festival has awarded more than$1.3 million to education initiatives in Faulkner County.

May
03-03

Night at Museum: A Taste of Civil War

May 3, 2014
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Heritage Museum & Pioneer Park
Berryville
870-480-7004

A Civil War encampment in Pioneer Park features living historians demonstrating throughout the area. There are special displays and a scavenger hunt in museum. A meal of beans and ham, Johnnycakes and gingerbread will be served fireside, topped off with music from the Civil War era.

May
03-03

Carroll County Heritage Day

May 3, 2014
all day
Berryville Public Square
Berryville
870-480-3001

Enjoy and learn at a day of classes and demonstrations covering the topics of canning and preserving, butter and cheese making, growing vegetables, bread baking, beekeeping, dutch oven cooking, chicken coop construction and blacksmith forging.

May
03-03

Come to Our Table:Celebrating the flavors of Bryant

May 3, 2014
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Ashley Park
Bryant
501-249-9655

This is a community event celebrating the agricultural heritage of Bryant. The Bryant senior adults will be serving beans and cornbread. The 4-H Club is offering exhibits and demonstrations showcasing local agricultural heritage.

May
03-03

Historical Marker Dedication

May 3, 2014
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
Little Rock
501-371-0075

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission dedicates a new Civil War marker honoring the 150th anniversary of the Camden Expedition.

May
03-03

Arkansas Genealogical Society Free Spring Workshop

May 3, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lakewood United Methodist Church, North Little Rock
Little Rock
501-960-5402

Lectures on topics including Saline County Library Resources, "So You Want to be a Cherokee," Arkansas history resources and immigration research. This is a great educational opportunity for beginners, intermediate and advanced family history researchers.

May
03-03

Regional Foodways

May 3, 2014
10 am - 5 pm
Rogers Historical Museum
Rogers
479-621-1154

"Regional Foodways" is an exhibit exploring the changing tastes of Northwest Arkansas. This exhibit will accompany "What's Cookin'" guided tours of our 1895 Hawkins House.

May
03-03

Mt. Judea Heritage Day

May 3, 2014
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mt. Judea School parking lots
Mount Judea
870-434-5508

Mt. Judea Heritage Day has something for everyone, including a Dutch Oven Cook off and a Horseshoe Tournament. Visitors will enjoy games for the kids, a craft fair and live music.

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