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Preserve Arkansas Ramble to Visit Grand Prairie

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Monday, September 25, 2017

Each fall, Preserve Arkansas hosts a “ramble” or bus trip to a different region of the state. The Ramble explores Arkansas’s heritage sites for an exceptional experience filled with history and fun. On November 4, the Rice Country Ramble will visit the Arkansas Grand Prairie to learn about the people who settled the region, the history of rice cultivation in Arkansas, the art of making duck calls, and more.

Ramblers will enjoy stops at Slovak, Fairmount, Stuttgart, St. Charles, DeWitt, and Arkansas Post. During the ride, Preserve Arkansas will be serving a variety of beverages.

Tickets are $125 per person and include motor coach transportation, historic site tours, snacks and libations on the bus, and meals. Register online at www.PreserveArkansas.org before October 27; seating is limited. For more information, please contact Preserve Arkansas at 501-372-4757 or [email protected].

Ramble Itinerary:

Saturday, November 4, 2017

7:30 a.m. Bus departs from First Presbyterian Church – Argenta

201 W. 4th Street, North Little Rock

Stops in order:

1961 Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Slovak

ca. 1906 Fairmount School, Fairmount

Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie, Stuttgart

Catered lunch and presentation by Billy Starks, local duck call maker

Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, Stuttgart

Presentation by rice researchers and rice taste testing

St. Charles Museum, St. Charles

1931-32 Arkansas County Courthouse, Southern District, DeWitt

Tour of building by Circuit Clerk Sarah Merchant

Arkansas Post National Memorial, Gillett

Private dinner in Historic Downtown Dumas

10:00 p.m. Bus returns to First Presbyterian Church, North Little Rock

Preserve Arkansas is the statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to building stronger communities by reconnecting Arkansans to our heritage and empowering people to save and rehabilitate historic places. By presenting educational programs, advocating for preservation at the federal, state, and local levels, and assisting historic property owners with the means and expertise to preserve and restore their structures, Preserve Arkansas has been a statewide voice for preservation in Arkansas for more than 35 years.



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