Historic Preservation Month Proclamations Cover All 75 Arkansas Counties

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Madison County Judge Frank Weaver, Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan and Augusta Mayor William Burl Simmons, Jr., have joined 166 other Arkansas officials who have declared May as Historic Preservation Month and Arkansas Heritage Month.

With the Madison County proclamation, all 75 Arkansas counties are now observing the celebrations, the first time this has occurred in the 26 years the AHPP has promoted the events.

The proclamations from Weaver, Milligan and Simmons note that historic preservation is an effective tool for managing growth, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride and maintaining community character while enhancing livability; and that historic preservation is relevant for communities across the nation, both urban and rural, and for Americans of all ages, walks of life and ethnic backgrounds.

The officials declare that it is important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that shaped us as a people. Noting that "This Place Matters! " is the theme for National Preservation Month 2018 and “Off the Beaten Path: Explore and Enjoy Arkansas’s Natural Heritage” is the theme for Arkansas Heritage Month, cosponsored by Madison County, Lake City, Augusta, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the officials proclaimed May as National Historic Preservation Month and called upon their constituents to join their fellow citizens across the United States in recognizing and participating in the special observance.

For a list of Arkansas Heritage Month events, visit

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage division responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other divisions are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.

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