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Grants Available for Arkansas Heritage Projects, Events

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, July 12, 2019

  LITTLE ROCK— Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism, announced today that grants of up to $5,000 are available to help nonprofit organizations develop local events and projects that promote awareness and enjoyment of Arkansas heritage. ... Read More

Teacher Professional Development and Reception

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Department of Arkansas Heritage is hosting an evening for teachers at the Old State House Museum on Thursday, July 25, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. that will feature a guest speaker, Patricia Ramsey, who will talk about National History Day and how to implement it in the teaching curricul... Read More

Gov. Hutchinson announces lead sponsor for MTCC Capital Campaign

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, July 09, 2019

  LITTLE ROCK (July 8, 2019) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Union Pacific Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Lance Fritz today announced a $300,000 grant, the lead gift in the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center’s capital campaign to renovate its 10-year-old exhibits, which wil... Read More

Arkansas Territory Traveling Exhibit and Free Poster

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, March 07, 2019

An event at the State Capitol on March 1 kicked off the state’s observance of the centennial of Arkansas becoming a U.S. Territory on March 2, 1819. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage; and Wendy Richter, director of the Arkansas State Archive... Read More

DAH announces 2019 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame winners

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Winners have been announced for the 2019 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, including food-themed events, restaurants, and proprietors from across the state. The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame was launched by the Department of Arkansas Heritage in 2016 to recognize Arkansas’s iconic restau... Read More

The Green Book in Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

With the recent release of the film by the same name, there’s been increased interest in what exactly the “Green Book” was and what sort of presence Arkansas businesses had in the guide. The Green Book was first introduced in 1936 to provide African American travelers with information on bus... Read More

New ANHC Director Named

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, today named Bill Holimon as director of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Holimon had been serving as interim director since November, after former director Darrell Bowman left to take a position with the Arkansas Ga... Read More

U.S. Civil Rights Trail Marks One-Year Anniversary

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, January 23, 2019

by Arkansas Tourism Visitors can literally walk in the footsteps of civil rights history thanks to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which marked its one-year anniversary on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21, 2019. Central High School National Historic Site in Little Rock is one of ... Read More

Site improvement projects at the Jacob Wolf House

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 07, 2019

Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), announced today that site improvement projects at the Jacob Wolf House Historic Site in Norfork are scheduled to begin on Jan. 7. The Wolf House is the oldest public structure in Arkansas. It first served Izard County as a te... Read More

2018 Holiday Open Houses to be Dec. 2

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 26, 2018

The Department of Arkansas Heritage will host a Holiday Open House at its three Little Rock museums on Dec. 2. 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