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Travis Napper Named Director of the Division of Arkansas Tourism

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, February 21, 2020

Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), today named Travis Napper as director of Arkansas Tourism, a division of ADPHT. He replaces Jim Dailey, who retired at the end of 2019. Napper will oversee the ADPHT’s Tourism Division in its mission... Read More

​ Small Museum Grant Application Period Now Open

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, February 20, 2020

Arkansas Heritage, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), is now accepting grant applications for the Small Museum Grants Program, which funds projects for up to $2,500 for Arkansas history museums, historical societies, historic houses and sites and mil... Read More

Arkansas Heritage Grants Awarded to 15 Organizations

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 13, 2020

Fifteen organizations from around Arkansas received an Arkansas Heritage Grant at a ceremony held at the Division of Arkansas Heritage headquarters in Little Rock on Jan. 13. The grants ranged in size from $1,400 to $5,000 for each institution and will fund such things as tours, special progr... Read More

Small Works on Paper Opening Reception, Touring Schedule Set

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 06, 2020

  The 2020 Small Works on Paper touring exhibition will kick off with a free opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock! Free tickets are available online. “We are thrilled about this year’s 2020 Small Works on Paper exhibition ... Read More

Arkansas Arts Council Announces 2020 Small Works on Paper Artists

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 06, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Arts Council, a division of Arkansas Heritage, is pleased to announce the 36 Arkansas artists whose work will be included the 2020 Small Works on Paper touring exhibition. Thirty-nine artworks will be on display in nine galleries statewide du... Read More

State receives conservation easement, transfers funds after successful closing of C&H Hog Farms

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 06, 2020

Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), announced today that the terms of the agreement to cease operations at a large-scale hog farm near the Buffalo National River have now been consummated. The owners of C & H Hog Farms, Inc. have recei... Read More

​ David Ware Named Director of the Arkansas State Archives

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, December 23, 2019

Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), today named Dr. David Ware as state historian and director of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA), an agency of Arkansas Heritage, which is a division of ADPHT. Ware has served since 2001 as state capitol ... Read More

​ Jimmy Bryant Named Director of the Division of Arkansas Heritage

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, December 06, 2019

Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), today named Jimmy Bryant as director of Arkansas Heritage, a division of ADPHT. The Division of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) consists of four heritage museums and four heritage resource agencies that work to ... Read More

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