• Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, Piggott, AR
  • Hemingway Barn Studio, Piggott, AR
  • Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Tyronza, AR
  • Administration Building, Dyess, AR
  • Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, Dyess, AR
  • Lakeport Plantation, Lake Village, AR
  • Lakeport Plantation House, Lake Village, AR
  • Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center, Rohwer, AR
  • Historic V.C. Kays House, Jonesboro, AR

Arkansas Heritage Sites at Arkansas State University develops and operates historic properties of regional and national significance in the Arkansas Delta. These sites provide educational resources for formal and informal learning, including serving as living laboratories for students in the university’s Heritage Studies Ph.D. program. In addition, they serve as economic catalysts in communities where they are located by attracting heritage tourists from around the country.

Arkansas Heritage Sites also serves as an administrative agent for Arkansas Delta Byways, the official non-profit regional tourism promotion association serving fifteen counties in the Arkansas Delta. These include Arkansas, Chicot, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Desha, Drew, Greene, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett and St. Francis counties. Arkansas Heritage Sites has been instrumental in developing and promoting two National Scenic Byways that traverse this region: the Crowley’s Ridge Parkway and the Arkansas segment of the 10-state Great River Road, which runs along both sides of the Mississippi River, from its headwaters at Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.

Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash

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Administration Building exhibits tell the story of this New Deal resettlement colony, while the Cash Home is furnished as it appeared when the Cash family lived there.

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Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center

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This Piggott site includes the barn studio where Ernest Hemingway wrote portions of A Farewell to Arms, as well as the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer.

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Lakeport Plantation

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This structure near Lake Village is Arkansas's only remaining antebellum plantation home on the Mississippi River and retains many of its original decorative finishes. Exhibits tell stories of those who lived and worked there.

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Southern Tenant Farmers Museum

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This museum is located in the historic Mitchell-East Building in Tyronza, which housed the businesses of two of the organizers of the nation's first integrated agricultural union, established in 1934.

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Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center

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Some 8,000 Japanese Americans were interned at Rohwer during World War II. Audio exhibits on site and a museum at McGehee preserve their memories.

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Historic V.C. Kays House

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The home of Arkansas State University's first president is being restored to include a replica of the office of Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, as well as exhibits related to President Kays and Senator Hattie Caraway.

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Arkansas State University Museum

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Located in the center of campus, this museum includes permanent exhibits related to the history of the region, as well as rotating interactive exhibits to engage children and adults.

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Arkansas Delta Byways

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Arkansas Delta Byways, the 15-county regional tourism promotion association for Eastern Arkansas, is crisscrossed by two National Scenic Byways: the Crowley's Ridge Parkway and the Great River Road.

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