AHC Announces Arkansas Foodways Seminar, May 17th

4/14/2014:  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.


Delayed Opening, March 4th

3/3/2014:  Due to continuing hazardous road conditions, the Arkansas History Commission's research room will reopen at noon on Tuesday, March 4th.


Inclement Weather Closure, March 3rd

3/2/2014:  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.


Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

2/19/2014:  The Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program offers grants to fund projects related to African American history in Arkansas, and is currently accepting applications.


Inclement Weather Closure, February 8th

2/8/2014:  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.


AHC Inclement Weather Delayed Opening, February 8th

2/7/2014:  Due to inclement weather in the area, the Arkansas History Commission's Little Rock research room will open at noon tomorrow, Saturday, February 8th.


AHC Inclement Weather Closure, February 4th

2/4/2014:  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.


AHC Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/17/2014:  The Arkansas History Commission's research room will be closed Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


New Year's Day closures

12/31/2013:  The Arkansas History Commission and its branch archives will be closed on January 1st, 2014, in observance of New Year's Day.


Christmas Holiday Closing 2013

12/21/2013:  The Arkansas History Commission will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, the 24th and 25th of December, in observance of Christmas.


Delayed Opening Monday, December 9th, 2013

12/8/2013:  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.


Arkansas History Commission Closed December 6th-7th

12/5/2013:  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.


Potential for Inclement Weather Friday

12/4/2013:  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.


Thanksgiving Holiday Hours 2013

11/25/2013:  The Arkansas History Commission announces the closing of its research rooms November 28th through 30th for the Thanksgiving holiday.


Archives Month Events

9/30/2013:  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.


NEARA and AHA Announce New Research Award and Call for Entries

9/27/2013:  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.


Military Records Research Workshop

8/14/2013:  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.


NEARA to be Temporarily Without Power 6/25/2013

6/24/2013:  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...


Upcoming Arkansas History Commission Seminar

5/22/2013:  Join us for “Emancipation Proclamation: What it Meant to Freed African Americans in Arkansas,” a free seminar on Saturday, June 1st.


Arkansas History Commission Celebrates Black History Month with Free Seminar

2/5/2013:  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.


November History Bits and Bites!

11/16/2012:  Join us on November 30th at noon for History Bits and Bites!


AHC Website Recognized in 2012 Listing of Best Genealogy Websites

11/5/2012:  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.”


New Forms and Fees for Arkansas History Commission Go into Effect December 1st

11/1/2012:  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.


Governor Beebe proclaims October 21-27 as Arkansas Archives Week

10/16/2012:  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.


October History Bits and Bites

10/16/2012:  Join us on October 26th for our monthly History Bits and Bites lunch program!


Arkansas History Commission Publishes Civil War Book

9/17/2012:  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.


Join us for September History Bits and Bites!

9/14/2012:  The History Commission’s monthly brown bag lunch program, will be Friday, September 28, at noon in the Arkansas History Commission Conference Room.


NEARA Celebrates One Year of Service in NE Arkansas

2/27/2012:  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.


Arkansas African American Legislators Exhibit Opening

2/14/2012:  This February, the Capitol's lower-level foyer gallery marks Black History Month 2012 with the debut of a new exhibit.


Profiles in Arkansas Black History: Markers and Makers

2/14/2012:  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.


State Archives Announces Schedule for Holidays

11/10/2011:  The State Archives announces the following schedule for the upcoming holidays:


New Archival Material at the State Archives

6/16/2011:  The Arkansas History Commission announces new Civil War documents recently given to the State Archives.


History Commission Webpage Redesign

6/15/2011:  The Arkansas History Commission would like to announce the launch of a redesign of its main front page, complete with new features and projects.


Arkansas History Commission Website Honored

6/15/2011:  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.


150 Years Ago Today: Arkansas in the Civil War on Arkansas History Commission

2/1/2011:  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).


Arkansas History Commission at the Clinton Presidential Library

1/21/2011:  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.