Walks Through History to Visit Downtown Heber Springs

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Friday, September 28, 2018

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s next “Walks Through History” tour will visit the Heber Springs Commercial Historic District beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 13.

This tour will investigate the buildings constructed between 1895 and 1959 that make up the historic commercial core of this quaint town.Heber Springs is a popular area for tourists and the downtown area creates a unique environment for visitors, who can enjoy architectural styles ranging from the Classical Revival to twentieth-century commercial design. The tour will begin at Cleburne County Courthouse. It is co-sponsored by the Cleburne County Library, Downtown Network Heber Springs and the Arkansas Humanities Council.

In the “Walks Through History” program, which is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Council, AHPP historians provide free guided walking tours of historic structures and districts across Arkansas. Most tours begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

The American Institute of Architects offers two HSW continuing education learning unit credits for members who attend a “Walks Through History” tour.

The final 2018 “Walks Through History” tour will be held November 10 at the Magnolia Commercial Historic District, co-sponsored by the Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

All tours are free and open to the public. For information, call the AHPP at (501) 324-9880, write the agency at 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, send an e-mail message to [email protected], or visit The “Walks Through History” program is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Council, which seeks to promote the understanding, appreciation, and use of the humanities in Arkansas. The humanities include the study of history, literature, ethics, philosophy, language, and the various legal, cultural, religious, and folk traditions – past and present - that define the human condition.

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 and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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