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7 WWI Memorial Trees Approved

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 05, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission have approved seven applications to sponsor World War I Memorial Trees. Successful applicants and proposed locations were: City of Rudy, Rudy City Park Fay Jones School of Architecture an... Read More

DAH Oct. Blog: Who Was Jacob Wolf?

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, October 02, 2017

In 2016, the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) acquired the Jacob Wolf House Site and Territorial Courthouse from the Baxter County Quorum Court. The Jacob Wolf House is Arkansas’s oldest public structure and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973. But, why... Read More

October 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, October 02, 2017

A visit from Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, lectures and exhibits are among the October 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled WWI centennial activities, as well as additional information on the activ... Read More

WWI Centennial Committee, Forestry Commission Announce Memorial Tree Project

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission are seeking to place a WWI Memorial Tree in each of Arkansas’s 75 counties before the centennial observance of the Great War concludes at the end of 2018. Through the program, the Arkansas Forest... Read More

William Grant Still

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, September 18, 2017

Composer William Grant Still was the first African American to have major productions of both a symphony (1931) and an opera (1949). Still was raised in Little Rock and went on to break barriers of race and advocate for American composers throughout his lifetime. On September 22, join the ... Read More

Top 5 Historic Sites to See in Mountain Home Commercial Historic District

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, September 06, 2017

DAH Blog: Top 5 Historic Sites to See in Mountain Home Commercial Historic District Don’t miss the “Walks through History” tour of the Mountain Home Commercial Historic District happening September 9! Before you go, learn more about the Top 5 Historic Sites to Visit in Mountain Home. Origina... Read More

September 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A celebration of Camp Pike’s centennial, a WWI seminar, exhibits and lectures are among the September 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled WWI centennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities ... Read More

WWI Seminar set for Sept. 23 at Old State House Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Old State House Museum will host a seminar on Arkansas during World War I from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, at the museum at 300 West Markham Street in Little Rock. The free seminar, “Keep the Home Fires Burnin... Read More

August 2017 WWI Centennial Commemoration Events

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Exhibits and lectures are among the August 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled WWI centennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found at http://www.wwiarkansas.co... Read More

Historic Theaters Conference to lift up ‘artistic lifeblood of community’

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Historic theaters are far more than old buildings that represent a bygone era. For many small towns, they remain important centers of artistic activity. That concept is the theme behind the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute’s Historic Theaters Conference, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, throug... Read More