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18-Nov-2015 - 5 Properties on National Register Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—NOVEMBER 18, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE STATE REVIEW BOARD TO CONSIDER FIVE PROPERTIES FOR NOMINATION TO NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES LITTLE ROCK—The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will consider five Arkansas properties for nomination t..

03-Nov-2015 - AHPP Accepting Letters of Intent for Grant Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—NOVEMBER 3, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE AHPP ACCEPTING PRE-APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, will accept Letters of Intent through January 7, 2016, from constituents who intend..

30-Oct-2015 - 'Walks Through History' to Visit Downtown Batesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—OCTOBER 30, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE ‘WALKS THROUGH HISTORY’ TOUR TO VISIT BATESVILLE HISTORIC DISTRICT LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Walks Through History” tour will visit the Batesville Commercial Historic District on November 14, AHPP Director Frances McSwain ..

26-Oct-2015 - AHPP Awards $36,000 in Cemetery Preservation Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—OCTOBER 26, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE AHPP AWARDS $36,000 IN CEMETERY PRESERVATION GRANTS LITTLE ROCK—Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program has awarded $36,058 in Historic Preservation Restoration Grants for historic cemeteries in four counti..

23-Oct-2015 - Sandwiching in History to Tour Little Rock's Clifton House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—OCTOBER 23, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE ‘SANDWICHING IN HISTORY’ TOUR TO VISIT CLIFTON HOUSE LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Thomas M. Clifton House at 1423 South Summit Street in Little Rock on November 6, AHPP Director Fra..

15-Oct-2015 - 10 Arkansas Properties Listed on National Register

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—OCTOBER 15, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE TEN ARKANSAS PROPERTIES LISTED ON NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES LITTLE ROCK—Ten Arkansas properties in seven counties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significan..

13-Oct-2015 - 2016 Historic Film Prize announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—OCTOBER 14, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE STUDENT FILM COMPETITION TO FOCUS ON HISTORIC ARKANSAS SITES LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is accepting entries for the 2016 Arkansas Historic Film Prize, a contest for Arkansas high school students producing short films about hi..

30-Sep-2015 - AHPP to Present 'Haunted Sites' at 5 Arkansas Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE AHPP EDUCATION COORDINATOR TO PRESENT ‘HAUNTED HISTORY’ PROGRAM AT FIVE ARKANSAS LIBRARIES LITTLE ROCK–Shelle Stormoe, education coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will make a presentation on Arkansas’s “haunted” history at the four Arka..

28-Sep-2015 - October Arkansas Civil War 150 Events Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2015 ANNOUNCED LITTLE ROCK—A seminar on the legacy of the Civil War in Arkansas, battlefield tours, artillery demonstrations, lectures and exhibits are among the October 2015 activities the Arkansas Civ..

25-Sep-2015 - Walks Through History to Visit Historic Cane Hill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE ‘WALKS THROUGH HISTORY’ TOUR TO VISIT CANE HILL LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Walks Through History” tour will visit Cane Hill in Washington County on October 10, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. Located 1..

21-Sep-2015 - AHPP Offers Free Cemetery Preservation Workshops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE AHPP TO HOST CEMETERY PRESERVATION PROGRAMS AT CANE HILL AND CATO LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will host a free cemetery preservation lecture and hands-on cemetery preservation workshops in Cane Hill and Cato this fall, AHPP Directo..

18-Sep-2015 - Sandwiching in History to Visit White-Baucum House

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit White-Baucum House at 201 S. Izard Street in Little Rock on October 2, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. This Italianate-style house was built in 1869-1870 for Robert J. T. White, then-Arkansas secretary of state, and w..

31-Aug-2015 - AHPP Sets Program at Bentonville Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 31, 2015 AHPP EDUCATION COORDINATOR TO PRESENT PROGRAM AT BENTONVILLE LIBRARY LITTLE ROCK–Shelle Stormoe, education coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will make a presentation on historic preservation and local history at the Bentonville Public Library at 405 South Main..

28-Aug-2015 - Walks Through History To Visit Titan II Missile Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—AUGUST 28, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE ‘WALKS THROUGH HISTORY’ TOUR TO VISIT TITAN MISSILE SITE LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Walks Through History” tour will visit the Titan II ICBM Launch Complex 374-7 Site at Southside in Van Buren County on September 12, AHPP Director..

24-Aug-2015 - Free National Register Training Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—AUGUST 24, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE AHPP OFFERS FREE NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATION TRAINING LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will offer a free training session Saturday, September 12, for anyone interested in nominating a property to the National Register of Historic Places, the..

21-Aug-2015 - Sandwiching in History to Visit Shiloh Baptist Church

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—AUGUST 21, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE ‘SANDWICHING IN HISTORY’ TOUR TO VISIT SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit Shiloh Baptist Church at 1200 Hanger Street in Little Rock on September 4, AHPP Director Frances McSwai..

18-Aug-2015 - Film Prize Winners to be Shown at Shiloh Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—AUGUST 18, 2015 HISTORIC PRESERVATION STUDENT FILM WINNERS TO BE SHOWN AT SHILOH MUSEUM LITTLE ROCK–The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History will host a showing of the winners of the first annual Arkansas Historic Film Prize competition of short documentaries focusing on historic properties throughout the s..

07-Aug-2015 - 11 Arkansas Properties Nominated to National Register of Historic Places

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—AUGUST 7, 2015 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE STATE REVIEW BOARD NOMINATES 11 PROPERTIES TO NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES LITTLE ROCK—The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program nominated 11 Arkansas properties in seven counties to the National Register of Historic Places whe..

27-Mar-2015 - 'Walks Through History' to Tour Downtown West Memphis

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Walks Through History” tour will visit the West Memphis Commercial Historic District on April 11, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. West Memphis experienced significant growth after 1917, when the first automobile lanes opened on the Harahan Bridge across the Missi..

23-Mar-2015 - AHPP Cemetery Lecture Set for Morrilton

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will present “Bringing It Back: Basic Cemetery Maintenance” for the River Valley Genealogical Society at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the Conway County Library at 101 South Church Street in Morrillton, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. AHPP Special Projects Historian..

20-Mar-2015 - 'Sandwiching in History' to tour Lynch Apartments in NLR

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Lynch Apartments at 523 Orange Street in North Little Rock on April 3, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. Located in the Argenta Historic District, the Craftsman-style Lynch Apartments were built in 1926 by Jimmy and There..

18-Mar-2015 - 16 Arkansas Properties to be Considered for National Register

LITTLE ROCK—The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will consider 16 Arkansas properties in nine counties for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places when it meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, in Room 170 at 323 Center Street in Little Rock, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. ..

18-Mar-2015 - AHPP Offers Free Courthouse Poster

AHPP OFFERS FREE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE POSTER LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is offering free posters that highlight some of Arkansas’s historic county courthouses, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. The poster features images of the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, the Pope County C..

11-Mar-2015 - Arkansas Civil War 150 Grants Awarded

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION AWARDS GRANTS LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has awarded $14,565 in grants for nine projects to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today. Recipients of Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial G..

10-Mar-2015 - Main Street Arkansas Awards $200,000 in Grants

MAIN STREET ARKANSAS AWARDS $200,000 IN SLIPCOVER REMOVAL, DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION GRANTS LITTLE ROCK—Main Street Arkansas has awarded $200,000 for Arkansas projects through its Main Street Arkansas “Slipcover” Removal and Downtown Revitalization Grant programs, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today. Main Street Arkansas is a progr..

06-Mar-2015 - AHPP to Lead Tour of Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium

AHPP TO HOLD TOUR OF TUBERCULOSIS SANATORIUM LITTLE ROCK–Rachel Silva, preservation outreach coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will lead a tour of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Historic District at Booneville on March 28, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. Silva will lead a tour of th..

05-Mar-2015 - 'Sandwiching in History' Tour Postponed Unitl March 13

‘SANDWICHING IN HISTORY’ TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 13 LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s “Sandwiching in History” tour of the Old U.S. Post Office and Courthouse at 300 West Second Street in Little Rock originally scheduled for March 6 has been postponed until March 13 because of inclement weather, AHPP Dire..

04-Mar-2015 - AHPP to Host Cemetery Preservation Workshops

AHPP TO HOST CEMETERY PRESERVATION PROGRAMS IN FORREST CITY AND FAYETTEVILLE LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will host a free cemetery preservation lecture and hands-on cemetery preservation workshops in Forrest City and Fayetteville during April, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. A free le..

03-Mar-2015 - AHPP To Hold Free Steel Window Restoration Workshop

AHPP TO HOST FREE STEEL WINDOW RESTORATION WORKSHOP IN LITTLE ROCK LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will host a free steel window restoration workshop April 10 and 11 in Little Rock, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. The workshop will be led by Jim Turner of Turner Restoration of Detroit, Michigan, a..

03-Mar-2015 - Five Arkansas Properties Listed on National Register of Historic Places

FIVE ARKANSAS PROPERTIES LISTED ON NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES LITTLE ROCK—Five Arkansas properties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced today. T..

20-Feb-2015 - 'Sandwiching in History' to tour Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House

'SANDWICHING IN HISTORY’ TOUR TO VISIT OLD U.S. POST OFFICE AND CUSTOMS HOUSE LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Old U.S. Post Office and Courthouse at 300 West Second Street in Little Rock on March 6, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. Completed..

11-Feb-2015 - Two Arkansas Properties Listed on National Register of Historic Places

ELIAS, SKILLERN HOUSES LISTED ON NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES LITTLE ROCK—The Barney L. Elias House at North Little Rock in Pulaski County and the Skillern House at Fayetteville in Washington County have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant p..

23-Jan-2015 - 'Sandwiching in History' to tour Matthews-Clauson-McCullough House

‘SANDWICHING IN HISTORY’ TOUR TO VISIT MATTHEWS-CLAUSON-MCCULLOUGH HOUSE LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s nex “Sandwiching in History” tour will visit the Matthews-Clauson-McCullough House at 10226 Miller Road in Sherwood on February 6, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. This large, Craftsman-..

13-Jan-2015 - AHPP, MSA Grants Deadline is March 6

MARCH 6 IS DEADLINE FOR AHPP, MSA HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS LITTLE ROCK—Applications for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s County Courthouse Restoration and Historic Preservation Restoration grant programs and Main Street Arkansas’s “slipcover” removal and Downtown Revitalization grants must be turned in no later than 4..