Walks Through History

The “Walks through History” tour series features historic sites or districts around Arkansas each month. The tours are organized by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. All tours are held on Saturdays and begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated, and last between one and two hours. An AHPP historian delivers a lecture about the properties while leading guests on a walking tour. All tours are free and open to the public. The Walks Through History tours are co-sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Council.

Walks Through History Schedule 

  • September 15: Downtown Osceola.  
  • October 13: Heber Springs Commercial Historic District. . 
  • November 10: Magnolia Commercial Historic District 

View Archived Walks Through History Tour Scripts


Downtown Osceola/September 15, 2018

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Downtown Osceola. Osceola’s commercial downtown area, which includes the Hale Avenue Historic District and six buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, contains examples of several architectural styles that reflect the great prosperity this Delta town experienced in the early twentieth century. Beginning at the Mississippi County Courthouse in Osceola on the courthouse square. Co-sponsored by the Mississippi County Historical Society and Mississippi County Museum.

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Heber Springs Commercial Historic District/October 13, 2018

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Heber Springs Commercial Historic District. This tour will investigate the buildings constructed between 1895 and 1959 that make up the historic commercial core of this quaint town. Heber Springs is a popular area for tourists and the downtown area creates a unique environment for visitors, who can enjoy architectural styles ranging from the Classical Revival to twentieth-century commercial designs. Beginning in front of the Cleburne County Courthouse. Co-sponsored by Cleburne County Library and Downtown Network Heber Springs.

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Magnolia Commercial Historic District/November 10, 2018

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Magnolia Commercial Historic District. This south Arkansas town has a lively historic downtown with buildings constructed between 1899 and 1958 and exhibiting a variety of architectural styles ranging from Victorian-era revival styles to the Art Deco, as well as the impressive courthouse designed by W.W. Hall in 1905. Beginning at the Columbia County Courthouse. Co-sponsored by the Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

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