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 

  • October 15: Kensett (White County) 
  • November 12: Downtown Brinkley
  • December 10: Selma Methodist Church and Selma Rosenwald School (Drew County)  

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Kensett (White County) | October 15, 2016

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Kensett was founded after the Cairo and Fulton Railroad built a line through White County in 1872 and was named for a member of the railroad’s board of directors. The Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad built a line through Kensett in 1907, leading to the town’s heyday as a shipping point to Searcy and West Point. Famous Kensett residents include baseball great Bill Dickey, Congressman Wilbur Mills and Lonnie Glosson, the “Best Harmonica Player in the World.” The tour begins at 11 a.m. at the U.S. Post Office at 112 East Searcy Street in Kensett and is co-sponsored by the White County Historical Society.

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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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