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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

Bells of Peace: World War I Remembrance Day

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Twenty-seven sites around Arkansas will participate in “Bells of Peace: World War I Remembrance Day” on Nov. 11., which marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended hostilities in World War I at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918 – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of... Read More

Groups across state to participate in 'Bells for Peace' on Nov. 11

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, October 26, 2018

Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed Nov. 11, 2018, as “Bells of Peace: World War I Remembrance Day.” The Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee is calling on people and organizations around the state to ring bells 11 times at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, to celebrate the end of Wor... Read More

DAH museums to participate in Big BOO!seum Bash Oct. 25

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, October 19, 2018

The Department of Arkansas Heritage’s three downtown Little Rock museums will participate in the Big BOO!seum Bash on Oct. 25. Historic Arkansas Museum, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and Old State House Museum will provide free, family-friendly activities from 5:30-8 p.m. Guests are encoura... Read More