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In light of the recent closure of Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM) and social distancing by many Arkansans, the museum invites members of the public to contribute a digital quilt block for a virtual community quilt. In keeping with Arkansas quilting tradition, HAM hopes the project will be an …

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The great seal of Arkansas is based on the territorial seal designed in 1820 by Samuel Calhoun Roane, engrossing clerk of the state House of Representatives. Roane was a leading jurist and owner of one of Arkansas’s largest plantations. He was also the older brother of John Selden Roane, a f…

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The position of Poet Laureate of Arkansas was established on October 10, 1923, by concurrent resolutions of both houses of the General Assembly. In Arkansas, as elsewhere, the title of poet laureate has sometimes been awarded on grounds not restricted to fame or literary eminence.

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J. Frank Holt was a major figure in Arkansas legal and political circles in the 1950s and 1960s. He served in numerous public offices, including two terms on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site in Tyronza, has been accepted into the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, a global association of museums, historical sites and public memory initiatives that maintain places where important civil and…

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The Marion County Heritage Society will be hosting the 1st Annual Ancestor Fair on April 25, 2020 at the Estes-Williams Legion Hut in Yellville, AR. Family historians, genealogical/historical societies, patriotic descendant organizations and anyone interested in sharing information and learn…

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The Marion County Heritage Society will be hosting the 1st Annual Ancestor Fair on April 25, 2020 at the Estes-Williams Legion Hut in Yellville, AR. Family historians, genealogical/historical societies, patriotic descendant organizations and anyone interested in sharing information and learn…

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J. Frank Holt was a major figure in Arkansas legal and political circles in the 1950s and 1960s. He served in numerous public offices, including two terms on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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Two Arkansas museums house an impressive scope of Arkansas history tied together by their connection to bauxite – The Gann Museum in Benton and the Bauxite Historical Association Museum in Bauxite.

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J. Frank Holt was a major figure in Arkansas legal and political circles in the 1950s and 1960s. He served in numerous public offices, including two terms on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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The Newton County Draft War was the last armed incident of the documented Arkansas draft wars, as well as one of the most colorful, as word of the “Cecil Cove Slackers” spread to national publications. In 1918, Newton County—located in the Ozark Mountains—was one of the most isolated and lea…

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LITTLE ROCK — 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 agencie…

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James W. Marshall was working Jan. 24, 1848, at his sawmill in Coloma, California, when he saw a glint in a nearby stream. Curious, Marshall walked over to investigate and discovered gold. As news about the gold spread, people across the country, including in Arkansas, packed up their belong…

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Arkansas officially observed its first Thanksgiving on December 9, 1847. Here’s a little history about it: One of the first American female novelists, Sarah Josepha Hale, (a New Hampshire writer famous for penning the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) campaigned nationally for Thanksgi…

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James W. Marshall was working Jan. 24, 1848, at his sawmill in Coloma, California, when he saw a glint in a nearby stream. Curious, Marshall walked over to investigate and discovered gold. As news about the gold spread, people across the country, including in Arkansas, packed up their belong…

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LITTLE ROCK— The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program concludes the 2019 Walks Through History series with a tour of Calico Rock. The Saturday, November 9, tour is free and open to the public. To join, arrive by11 a.m. at the Calico Rock Museum at 104 Main Street. The museum is serving as …

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) invites the public to attend the dedication of the historic marker at the Jacob Wolf House in Norfork on October 11 at 1 p.m. The historic marker will be dedicated by the State Historic Preservation Officer Stacy Hurst. The Wolf…

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At the end of the Civil War, the nation was confronted with the question of how to readmit Southern states into the Union. This long process of answering that question and reintegrating the South was called Reconstruction.

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At the end of the Civil War, the nation was confronted with the question of how to readmit Southern states into the Union. This long process of answering that question and reintegrating the South was called Reconstruction.

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The story of how Little Rock went from a population of one family to becoming the capital of the Arkansas Territory in the space of a few short years is one of political deals and questionable ethics. It also reveals how politics was practiced in the early days of Arkansas’s Territorial period.

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LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas State Archives, along with the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, is pleased to announce the sixth annual Arkansas foodways symposium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute at the University of A…

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Grave robbing was considered a serious, yet common, crime in the 19th century. Doctors in search of fresh cadavers to dissect for medical research often would resort to grave robbery. One of Arkansas’s most well-known grave robbing cases occurred in 1904 and erupted into one of the biggest s…

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Grave robbing was considered a serious, yet common, crime in the 19th century. Doctors in search of fresh cadavers to dissect for medical research often would resort to grave robbery. One of Arkansas’s most well-known grave robbing cases occurred in 1904 and erupted into one of the biggest s…

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In early 1936, FBI agent M.F. Marshall walked into the sheriff’s office in Hot Springs. Rumors had been circulating that one of the most wanted men in the country — the man designated as “Public Enemy Number One” — was in town.

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LITTLE ROCK — The Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) is pleased to announce the completion of historic renovations, as well as safety and accessibility improvements, to the historic Jacob Wolf House in Norfork, Arkansas, a property managed by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

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LITTLE ROCK — Preserve Arkansas’s 2019 Most Endangered Places list includes a Rosenwald School, rural churches that are the linchpins of their respective communities, commercial buildings with ties to Arkansas’s Jewish and Chinese merchants, one of the state’s last motion picture palaces, an…

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William Austin Bradley was born in Searcy County, Arkansas, near the town of Snowball on June 8, 1871. He was the son of Alfred Anderson and Mary Caroline Blair Bradley.