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Arkansas History Commission Workshop at Powhatan Courthouse State Park


The Arkansas History Commission will present a workshop April 26, 2008, at the 1888 Courthouse at Powhatan Historic State Park.  The AHC offers free workshops to our patrons and to the people of Arkansas.  This seminar will give both beginning and experienced researchers the chance to get acquainted with the resources of the State Archives.  Touching on many of the diverse resources that make the Arkansas History Commission a premier destination for genealogists and historians will enable researchers to use these materials more effectively.  Each presentation will include a question and answer period.
The schedule of events:
10:00 a. m.     PE Class: Exercise Your Research Skills Through the History Commission’s Printed Ephemera Collection
Jane Hooker, Arkansas History Commission
10:45 a. m.     From Diaries to Dresses to Digitized Photographs: The Vast Resources of the Arkansas History Commission
Julienne Crawford, Arkansas History Commission
11:30 a. m.     Break
11:45 a. m.     Courthouse Research: A Beginner’s Primer
                                    Peggy Lloyd, Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives
            12:30 p.m.      Lunch followed by Courthouse Tour
The workshop will be held in the second floor courtroom of the Powhatan Courthouse. Seating is limited, so plan to come early. Attendees to the workshop will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. A $6 fee, payable to Powhatan Historic State Park, will be charged for a plate lunch. Water will be provided, and a soft drink machine is on the premises. 
Follow the link below to find a map and brochure about Powhatan Courthouse State Park.