Our Mission

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program works to save the special places that tell the story of Arkansas.

About Us

An antebellum home in south Arkansas. A Civil War battlefield in the northwest. An Indian mound in the Delta. A cemetery on Crowley’s Ridge. A post office in the central part of the state. These are the places that define us as a state and a people. And the Arkansas Historic Preservation, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, works to see that these places will be around for future generations to enjoy.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program documents and registers the state’s cultural resource treasures, and provides grants and technical assistance to help the guardians of these places ensure their survival. Through the Main Street Arkansas program, the AHPP works to bring new vitality to the historic commercial centers that serve as economic development generators in their communities. The agency works with federal, state and local government agencies to protect the past even as we work together toward a prosperous future. And the AHPP offers tours, workshops and publications to foster new understanding and appreciation of the places that provide us with tangible links to our past.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program looks forward to working with all the people of Arkansas and beyond to identify, protect and promote our special places – our Arkansas places.



Jan 2016

Sandwiching in History

12 PM

Lakewood United Methodist Church


Dec 2015

Sandwiching in History

12:00 PM

Albert Pike Memorial Temple 712 Scott St., Little Rock


Dec 2015

Walks Through History

11:00 AM

McCollum-Chidester House 926 Washington St., Camden


May 2016

Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize

6 PM

Ron Robinson Theater, Little ROck