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Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash
Join us for the first professional development workshop at the Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash on June 25, 2014!
The site does not officially open until August 16, 2014. Here’s your opportunity to be one of the first to tour the restored Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash and the extensive museum exhibits at the Dyess Colony Administration Building.
To register for the professional development workshop, please click here.
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center
Join us for a professional development workshop at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center on July 22, 2014!
The workshop will focus on the Pfeiffer Family and Ernest Hemingway’s international connections, specifically Ernest Hemingway’s time in Cuba. This May the HPMEC will host a trip to Cuba to explore the culture that significantly influenced Hemingway’s life and writing for 21 years. ASU professor and scholar Dr. Robert Lamm will facilitate a creative writing activity focusing on Hemingway’s Cuba connection that teachers can implement within their classrooms. The workshop will also include a program on the Pfeiffer Family’s international connections and a tour of the site. To register for the professional development workshop, please click here.
Latest book on the Hemingway-Pfeiffer marriage: Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow.
Steve Barnes talks with Ruth A. Hawkins about her book, "Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow: The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Marriage". Hawkins tells the story of Pauline Pfeiffer and her marriage to Ernest Hemingway. To watch the interview, please click here.
Lakeport Plantation Museum
Lakeport Plantation wins award from the
American Association of State and Local History
The American Association of State and Local History announced winners of the Award of Merit in Leadership History last week. We were excited to learn our Permanent Exhibits were one of the eighty-eight winners and one of only two winners in the state of Arkansas.
To read the AASLH press release visit our blog post.
To learn about this month's Lakeport Legacies lecture, please click here.
New Website Interprets Signifcance of World War II-era
Rohwer: Japanese American Relocation Center.
To read the press release, please click here.
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.
Through the combination of restoration and humanities activities, the university strives to enhance the social and economic viability of rural Arkansas Delta towns, as well as provide exemplary educational and research opportunities for scholars, students, and the general public.
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.
Arkansas State University is committed to working with Arkansas Delta communities to discover, preserve and promote their rich heritage, including developing the region's rural heritage tourism potential, encouraging preservation and enhancing the humanities content of programs offered to visitors.