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Application deadlines set for Historic Preservation Grants

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, September 02, 2020

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) announces deadlines for the newest round of grants. These grant programs include the division’s popular County Courthouse Restoration Grants and Historic Preservation Restoration Grants. Letters of intent are due on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. A ... Read More

​ Preserve our Past Art and Essay Winners Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Students from Marion, Phillips, Pulaski, Benton, Sharp and Van Buren counties were the top winners in the 29th annual “Preserve Our Past” Art & Essay Invitational, sponsored by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of Arkansas Heritage, a division of the Arkansas Departmen... Read More

​ Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee marks 19th Amendment anniversary

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, August 20, 2020

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee (WSCCC) has had a very successful two years working to educate the public about the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right to vote to women. Aug. 26 is the 100th anniversary of the amendment being added to the con... Read More

​ Main Street Arkansas Communities to Receive Additional Grant Funding

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, July 24, 2020

Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, announced today that communities participating in the Main Street Arkansas program, a part of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will receive increased funding through their yearly Downtown Revitali... Read More

​ Yellow Rose Project completes plantings in every county to commemorate the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, July 10, 2020

The planting of a yellow rose bush in every Arkansas county, which began with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and First Lady Susan Hutchinson planting the first one at the Governor’s Mansion on July 28 of last year, is now complete. The bushes commemorate the centennial of the passage of the 19th ame... Read More

Grants Available for Arkansas Heritage Projects, Events

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Jimmy Bryant, director of the Division of Arkansas Heritage, 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. The grants are designed to help foster awareness ... Read More

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