Past Grant Recipients

Heritage Month Grant
The Department of Arkansas Heritage is proud to sponsor annual Heritage Month Grants to help communities and organizations develop meaningful Heritage Month events and programs in their areas.The following organizations are our most recent grant recipients:

Arkansas River Valley Arts Center

The Dreams and Determination Storytelling Competition hosts professional storytellers in local schools. Students develop stories and compete at a public storytelling event.

Benton County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee

Dreams and Determinations Day on the Bentonville Square educates area students about agricultural workers past and present.

Booneville Historic Preservation Society

Building a Rich History consists of a number of reenactments, exhibits, and tours of historic properties including the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium, and The Chism House.

Bradley County Chamber of Commerce

Timber: A Heritage of Dreams and Determination is an educational celebration of the timber industry of Southeast Arkansas.

Clark County Historical Association

Dreams and Determination: Arkansans at Work is an exhibit featuring tools once used in the timber industry and highlights photographs of the county’s mills, workers and mill-owners.


Dreams and Determination is a mural, based on the Arkansas Heritage Month theme, designed and created in part by local students.

Eureka Springs Downtown Network

History at Work Youth Theater is a community youth program. Each performance is researched, written, directed and performed by area youth.

Faulkner County Museum

Dreams and Determination: Arkansans at Work is a film documenting the stories of workers in industries, services, and independent small businesses that contributed to the development of the county's working economy.

Friends of KLRE/KUAR

“Arkansas Flyer,” is a live-audience radio show broadcast on KUAR. In keeping with the Heritage Month theme, guests will perform songs and skits about Arkansans at work.

Friends of the Rogers Historical Museum

Master Architect, Master Builder: E. Fay Jones and Truman Boling is an exhibit that highlights the work of architect E. Fay Jones and builder Truman Boling.

Jackson County Historical Society

Steamboats—Opening the Arkansas Wilderness is a three-day event exploring the importance of the steamboat industry in Arkansas.

Leslie Arts and Heritage Committee

For Old Times’ Sake is a music program highlighting history and the reality of pioneer life.

Quapaw Quarter Association

“Builders of the Governor’s Mansion Area,” is a walking tour of the based on information about the builders and residents of the area, and how they influenced the development of Little Rock.

Valley View Intermediate School

A month of learning culminates on Heritage Day, when students explore Arkansas history and heritage.

Walton Arts Center

Digging Up Arkansas is an Arkansas history-based original play written by an Arkansas playwright. It tells the story of three writers from the Federal Writer’s Project.

Winslow Museum

Maud Dunlap Duncan (1873-1958): Winslow’s Pharmacist, Mayor and Newspaperwoman consists of two plays and an exhibit about the life of Maud Dunlap Duncan, one of Winslow’s most famous citizens.

Other Heritage Month Grant Recipients Include:

Old Independence Regional Museum – 2011
Arkansas Arts Center – 2011
Alread Community Center Development – 2011
Main Street Helena – 2010
Nevada County Depot Museum – 2009
Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie – 2009
MacAthur Park Group – 2008
Pike County Archives & History Society – 2008
Castleberry Elementary School – 2007
Friends of the Library of Newton County – 2007
Clover Bend Historic Preservation Association - 2006