This October, the Arkansas History Commission will join archival
repositories across the nation in celebrating American Archives Month, a time set aside to raise awareness of the important services provided by archives and historical repositories by collecting, preserving, and making available for public use government records and historical materials.
The Arkansas History Commission will hold its annual history symposium for Archives Month at the 1914 Schoolhouse at Historic Washington State Park, on October 18th, entitled "Murder, Mayhem, & Lies: Investigating Some of Arkansas's Historical Cold Cases."
The Arkansas History Commission Research Room in Little Rock will be closed on Monday, September 1st, in observance of Labor Day. It will reopen to the public and resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 2nd.
The Arkansas History Commission and the Sequoyah National Research Center will be hosting a free half-day symposium on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Dickinson Hall at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
The North East Arkansas Regional Archives research room in Powhatan, Arkansas, will be closed, Friday, August 22nd, 2014. It will resume normal business hours on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014.
A listing of new materials acquired by the Arkansas History Commission during the month of July, 2014.
The Arkansas History Commission is partnering with the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History to present a free military records genealogy workshop on Saturday, August 16th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend!
The Arkansas History Commission and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA) will be hosting a symposium, “Boom or Bust: Commerce and Development in Northeast Arkansas,” on Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the Male and Female Academy at Powhatan Historic State Park.
The Arkansas History Commission's research room in Little Rock will be closed on Monday, May 26th, 2014, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. It will return to normal business hours at 8am, Tuesday, May 27th.
The Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives will be closed Thursday, May 22, due to the passing of Gail Martin, Administrative Specialist at SARA.
"Profiles in Arkansas Black History,” a workshop sponsored by the Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.
Due to scheduled maintenance in the MAC building at One Capitol Mall, the Arkansas History Commission's Little Rock location will be opening at 10am on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014.
The Arkansas History Commission and the Ozark Folk Center hosted a reception honoring David Jones and Ron Sherman, and presented a screening of “Jimmy Driftwood Remembered: The Lost Footage,” at the Folk Center on Saturday, April 19.
On May 17, the Arkansas History Commission will host “Everything Old is New Again: The Arkansas Foodways Movement,” a half-day seminar featuring a line-up of speakers who are experts on the subject of Arkansas foodways and food history.
Due to continuing hazardous road conditions, the Arkansas History Commission's research room will reopen at noon on Tuesday, March 4th.
With hazardous road conditions developing tonight and sub-freezing temperatures expected throughout the day, the AHC's Little Rock location will be closed on Monday, March 3rd.
The Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program offers grants to fund projects related to African American history in Arkansas, and is currently accepting applications.
UPDATE--due to the hazardous road conditions around Little Rock, the Arkansas History Commission's Little Rock research room will be closed all day, Saturday, February 8th.
Due to inclement weather in the area, the Arkansas History Commission's Little Rock research room will open at noon tomorrow, Saturday, February 8th.
Due to freezing rain in the area, the Arkansas History Commission will be closed on February 4th, 2014. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, February 5th.
The Arkansas History Commission's research room will be closed Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The Arkansas History Commission and its branch archives will be closed on January 1st, 2014, in observance of New Year's Day.
The Arkansas History Commission will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, the 24th and 25th of December, in observance of Christmas.
Due to ice remaining on the roadways in the Central Arkansas area, the Arkansas History Commission's research room will open at 10am on Monday.
Due to impending winter weather and with an ice storm warning already impacting the state, the Arkansas History Commission will be closed, Friday and Saturday, December 6th and 7th, 2013.
There is potentially dangerous winter weather approaching the state, Thursday night into Friday, which may lead to the AHC being closed Friday and Saturday. If you plan on doing any research with the AHC, please make sure to check here or at our FB page for any changes in our hours.
The Arkansas History Commission announces the closing of its research rooms November 28th through 30th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
October is Archives Month at the Arkansas History Commission! This is an important time for the AHC and we will be sponsoring many events throughout the month. Make plans to celebrate Archives Month with us! You can also watch the AHC Facebook page for event updates.
The Arkansas Historical Association and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA), a branch of the Arkansas History Commission, announce the creation of The NEARA Award to recognize the best original, unpublished research paper using archival materials from the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives.
In partnership with the Arkansas History Commission, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will present a free workshop for all those who are interested in learning how to research your relatives who served in the military.
The power company servicing Powhatan, AR, has a scheduled power-outage planned for Tuesday morning, June 25th, and the North-East Arkansas Regional Archives will be without power during that time...
Join us for “Emancipation Proclamation: What it Meant to Freed African Americans in Arkansas,” a free seminar on Saturday, June 1st.
Want to learn more about African American history in Arkansas? Mark your calendars for February 9, 2013 and attend the “Growing Up in Arkansas – African American Communities” seminar at the Arkansas State Capitol. Sponsored by the Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission, the free seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 171 of the Capitol.
Join us on November 30th at noon for History Bits and Bites!
FamilyTree magazine, one of the top genealogy magazines in the United States, has named the Arkansas History Commission’s website, www.ark-ives.com, as one of its “101 Best Genealogy Websites.”
Beginning December 1, 2012 new order forms and a restructured fee schedule will go into effect for all requested photocopies from the Arkansas History Commission.
The Arkansas History Commission will celebrate with activities across the state that stress the value of Arkansas historical records, highlight the many ways these records enrich our lives and recognize those who maintain our state’s historical records.
Join us on October 26th for our monthly History Bits and Bites lunch program!
The Arkansas History Commission, the state’s official archives, recently released Documenting Arkansas: The Civil War 1861-1865, a 138-page full-color soft-cover book that contains over 200 documents from eighty different collections at the History Commission.
The History Commission’s monthly brown bag lunch program, will be Friday, September 28, at noon in the Arkansas History Commission Conference Room.
NorthEast Arkansas Regional Archives, a branch of the Arkansas History Commission, will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house on March 3, 2102. Constructed in 2010, NEARA is located at 11 Seventh Street in Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan, Arkansas.
This February, the Capitol's lower-level foyer gallery marks Black History Month 2012 with the debut of a new exhibit.
On Saturday, February 18th, 2012, in Room 171 of the Arkansas State Capitol, the Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission will present a seminar featuring historical markers highlighting African Americans and their roles in Arkansas history.
The State Archives announces the following schedule for the upcoming holidays:
The Arkansas History Commission announces new Civil War documents recently given to the State Archives.
The Arkansas History Commission would like to announce the launch of a redesign of its main front page, complete with new features and projects.
The Arkansas History Commission is proud to announce that its website has been named one of Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Family History Websites for 2011.
The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War will be observed from 2011 to 2015. As a part of the commemoration, the Arkansas History Commission now has on its website 150 Years Ago Today: Arkansas in the Civil War, which will feature one document for every day of the war years (January 1, 1861 through December 31, 1865).
A new exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Library, "Revolution and Rebellion: Wars, Words and Figures," features artifacts, manuscript material, and other items from the collections of the Arkansas History Commission. The exhibit showcases thirty-five scale portrait sculptures of many of the pivotal players in both the American Revolution and the American Civil War.