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.

Walks Through History Schedule 

  • July 9: Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Historic District, Booneville 
  • August 13: Nashville Commercial Historic District 
  • September 10: Main Street Eureka Springs 
  • October 15: Kensett (White County) 
  • November 12: Downtown Brinkley
  • December 10: Selma Methodist Church and Selma Rosenwald School (Drew County)  

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Nashville Commercial Historic District | August 13, 2016

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The Howard County seat of Nashville was a regional agricultural and transportation hub in southwest Arkansas. Nashville’s growth accelerated quickly after the 1884 completion of the Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad, making it easier to ship goods to larger markets. The historic buildings on Nashville’s Main Street are indicative of the town’s position as a center of commerce. The free tour begins at 11 a.m. at the 1912 First Presbyterian Church, northwest corner of Second and Hempstead streets, Nashville, and will last about two hours. The event is co-sponsored by the Howard County Historical Society.

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Main Street in Eureka Springs | September 10, 2016

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Kensett (White County) | October 15, 2016

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Downtown Brinkley | November 12, 2016

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Selma Methodist Church and Selma Rosenwald School (Drew County) | December 10, 2016

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