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Another endangered bat documented at Hell Creek Natural Area

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

A federally endangered species, the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), was recently added to the list of endangered species at Hell Creek Natural Area in Stone County. Two Indiana bats were documented during surveys in February by Bryan Rupar, ANHC Chief of Land Acquisition and Stewardship; Patr... Read More

44th Annual Territorial Fair to feature Historic Arkansas Foodways

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

Discover the cultures and conditions that shaped what 19th century Arkansans ate by taking a culinary tour through time as you watch frontier cooking at several stops and collect recipes as you go. Historic Arkansas Museum’s 44th Annual Territorial Fair will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May... Read More

Old State House to host Arkansas Artifact Fair

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

Bring World War I artifacts or other family treasures to the Old State House Museum on May 7 to learn more about them. In recognition of the centennial observation of World War I, the Arkansas Artifact Fair is an opportunity for anyone with an artifact or family heirloom to speak with ar... Read More

New MTCC exhibit to explore family, community

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is pleased to announce its latest exhibit, which features the work of New York-based photographer Nina Robinson, will open June 6. In 2014, Robinson’s grandmother and family matriarch fell ill. Compelled to visit her in Arkansas, Robinson traveled from N... Read More

Erica Campbell to headline 17th Annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

Recording artist and radio host Erica Campbell will headline the 17th Annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest on Saturday, May 20. This free event will run from noon to 7 p.m. on the Cherry Street Pavilion in downtown Helena. Campbell brings her style of urban contemporary gospel to the ... Read More

Monuments around Arkansas honor WWI veterans

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

At least 71,862 Arkansans served in the U.S. military during World War I, and some 2,183 died before the Great War ended. Many monuments were raised to honor the veterans after hostilities ceased, and five of them are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. One of the first of ... Read More

A State of War: Arkansas Remembers World War I

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

Often dubbed the Great War, World War I had a profound impact on Arkansas. The 2017 Heritage Month theme, A State of War: Arkansas Remembers World War I, reflects the ongoing centennial commemoration of the role of Arkansas – and the entire United States – in the war, as well as the im... Read More

Louise Halsey named 2017 Arkansas Living Treasure

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

If you ask Louise Halsey when her weaving career began, she'll tell you it started when she was only five years old. “I was an avid maker of potholders and God’s Eyes,” she said with a smile. Officially, her passion for weaving was born in 1971 after attending an introduction to floor loo... Read More

New law increases state tax credits for historic rehabilitation

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

One of Arkansas’s best incentives for the restoration of historic properties in the state just got better with the Arkansas General Assembly’s passage of Act 393 of 2017. The new law increases the amount of state tax credits available for certified rehabilitation projects on eligible proper... Read More

Juneteenth scheduled for June 17

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

Join the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) for its annual Juneteenth celebration on June 17. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas, origin in 1865, the observance of Juneteenth as a celebration o... Read More