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Sponsors approved for 6 WWI memorial trees

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, December 15, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission have approved six applications to sponsor World War I Memorial Trees. Successful applicants and proposed locations were: • Madison County Public Library, at the library in Huntsville • American L... Read More

USS Little Rock to be commissioned Dec. 16

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, December 11, 2017

Arkansas has a unique opportunity to take part in a historic event on Dec. 16, when the commissioning of a new Naval vessel, the USS Little Rock, will take place. The ceremony will be held in Buffalo, New York, where the original USS Little Rock, which was decommissioned in 1976, now sits as... Read More

Arkansas Historical Marker Program Will Highlight History & Heritage

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, December 11, 2017

The Department of Arkansas Heritage is implementing a new program to assist communities in the placement of historical markers across the state, announced Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. The markers must commemorate a historic person, place or event to be eligi... Read More

Arkansas WWI Centennial Committee Unveils 7 Podcasts

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, December 07, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee has unveiled seven new podcasts about Arkansas during the Great War. The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The new offerings include: • Dr. Blak... Read More

December 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, December 04, 2017

LITTLE ROCK—A living history performance on WWI during the holidays, WWI Memorial Tree dedications, lectures and exhibits are among the December 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled WWI centennial activities... Read More

Celebrate Take A Hike Day at One of These Top 5 Natural Hiking Trails in Arkansas!

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, November 17, 2017

National Take A Hike Day is observed annually on November 17. With more than 300 miles of hiking trails across the state, there is no lack of opportunity to take a hike in Arkansas. Grab your sunscreen, bug spray and a bottle of water, and head on over to one of our top five picks for natural... Read More

Sponsors approved for 5 WWI memorial trees

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, November 17, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission have approved five applications to sponsor World War I Memorial Trees. Successful applicants and proposed locations were: City of Prescott, Prescott Walking Trail City of Cotter, North Ar... Read More

Holiday Open Houses set for Dec. 3

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Department of Arkansas Heritage will host a Holiday Open House at its three Little Rock museums on Dec. 3. Each museum will be open to the public and offer an array of food, music, crafts and other entertainment. Admission is free, and a trolley will be available to take patrons between m... Read More

Sponsors approved for 7 WWI memorial trees

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, November 03, 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 Horatio, Horatio Cemetery • City of Hazen, Hazen City Park • C... Read More

November 2017 Arkansas WWI Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A seminar on Native American Code Talkers, WWI Memorial Tree dedications, lectures and exhibits are among the November 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled WWI centennial activities, as well as additional informati... Read More