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.