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Registration open for MTCC’s annual Sweet Potato Pie Contest

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 04, 2018

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC), a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is accepting applications for the 2018 “Say It Ain’t Say’s” Sweet Potato Pie Baking Contest. Registration is open now. The event will be Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2-5 p.m. Deadline for registration is Nov. 16 a... Read More

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Celebrates 10 Years

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 04, 2018

In September, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center kicked off celebrations of the museum’s 10th anniversary. Festivities began with the opening of a new exhibit, “RESPECT: Celebrating 50 Years of AfriCOBRA.” The exhibit examines the history and current iteration of the AfriCOBRA artist collective... Read More

Jacob Wolf House Announces Summer Hours

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 26, 2018

As the summer vacation season approaches, the Jacob Wolf House Historic Site in Norfork announces its summer hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with self-guided tours available on weekends. The Jacob Wolf House Historic Site preserves, protects and promotes Arkansas... Read More

‘A Piece of My Soul’ Returns to Old State House Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Old State House Museum is pleased to announce that its latest exhibit, “A Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans” will open to the public on April 27. Back by popular demand, “A Piece of My Soul” will immerse museum goers in the rich cultural legacy of African American quilt makers i... Read More

Uptigrove and Voss Accept New Positions with HAM

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 26, 2018

It has been a busy spring at Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM), with new roles for two of its staff members: Donna Uptigrove, who accepted the position of deputy director, and Carey Voss, who accepted the position of curator of exhibits. Uptigrove received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from ... Read More

HAM’s Foodways Dinner Series an Enthusiastic Success

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 26, 2018

Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM) is halfway through the inaugural year of the “History is Served: Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series.” The series, a program of the Arkansas Foodways Initiative, consists of four dinners that allow guests to explore Arkansas’s food heritage through historically them... Read More

Wendy Richter Named Director of the Arkansas State Archives

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 26, 2018

In March, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst named Dr. Wendy Richter as state historian and director of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA). Richter previously served as director of the Archives, then known as the Arkansas History Commission, from 2005-2012. She has over 3... Read More

Arkansas History Commission Elects New Chairman

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 26, 2018

At its March 8 quarterly meeting, the Arkansas History Commission elected Jason Hendren as chairman. A central part of his mission as chairman of the commission will be to increase awareness of the need for donation of historical artifacts and documents to the Arkansas State Archives, and... Read More

Historical Marker Program Approves First Marker

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Arkansas Historical Marker Program approved its first marker on Tuesday, April 3. The marker will commemorate the Woodruff County Courthouse in Cotton Plant, completed in 1902 and constructed to serve the southern district of the county. The building, designed by noted Arkansas archi... Read More

Plans Revealed for Restoration of Mosaic Templars State Temple

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 26, 2018

On April 23, Governor Asa Hutchinson and Stacy Hurst, state historic preservation officer and director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), revealed the restoration, rehabilitation and occupation plans for the Mosaic Templars State Temple building, the last remaining building bui... Read More