The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA) will hold its annual symposium, "Coming Alive from the Pages of History: Noteworthy Personalities from Lawrence County," from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Arkansas State University in the auditorium on the third floor of the Reng Student Union. The Symposium also will have an online component TBD.
This year’s topic is inspired by the understanding that the past is full of personalities – men and women, young and old who come alive from the pages of history because of a curious episode in their lives, character traits, or inspiring life stories that capture the attention of dedicated researchers. These personalities are often ordinary people who have left a personal diary, have been captured in historical records or have engaged in deeds that left an imprint in history – whether one of notoriety or inspiration. It is important to shine light on such accidental makers of history because their stories are often the most interesting and inspiring to read, especially in local history. The symposium will focus on stories from Lawrence County.
Lunch will be served. The event is free, but seating is limited. Please make reservations by Aug. 1, 2021. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coming-alive-from-the-pages-of-history-tickets-161138813529.
Attendees can earn three professional development credits by attending.