Arkansas Archives Week

October 15, 2012

Arkansas Archives Week, October 21-27, 2012

Governor Mike Beebe has proclaimed October 21-27, 2012, as Arkansas Archives Week.  This annual observance celebrates the value of Arkansas’s historical records, illuminates the many ways historical records enrich our lives, and recognizes those who maintain our state’s historical records.  Through these archives, every generation of Arkansas citizens can study the past and learn from the experiences and accomplishments of our ancestors, while celebrating the unique history of our state.

As part of Arkansas Archives Week 2012, the Arkansas History Commission will present a seminar on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the 1914 Schoolhouse at Historic Washington State Park, Washington, Arkansas.  The workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at approximately 1:30 p.m.

This free seminar will give both beginning and experienced researchers the chance to learn more about Arkansas history and get acquainted with the resources of the State Archives.  Each presentation will include a question-and-answer period. Lunch will be provided.

This seminar counts towards the Arkansas History hours required for professional development for teachers.

Presentations include:

“Digital Photographic Collections at the State Archives”

Jane Hooker, Arkansas History Commission

“How to Care for Your Family Photographs”

Jane Thompson, Arkansas History Commission

“Weaponry along the Southwest Trail in Antebellum Arkansas”

Billy Nations, Historic Washington State Park


“1862 Washington”

Josh Williams, Historic Washington State Park

“’Fought in earnest’: Telling the Story of Civil War Arkansas”

Julienne Crawford, Arkansas History Commission

“Images of Southwest Arkansas: The Walz Collection”

Peggy Lloyd, Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives

The seminar is free, but registration is required.  To register, email Gail Martin, or call 870-983-2633. Registration deadline is October 24, 2012.

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