Category Archives: Activities

Self-Guided Tour of Conway’s Robinson Historic District

Local history buffs, including Emily & Jeremy Walter along with the City of Conway (GIS department), have created a self-guided walking (or virtual) tour of homes in the Robinson Historic District just west of downtown Conway.

The tour takes you through the Conway’s history, as well as the roots, architectural influences, and details of specific families that lived in each home.

For tour maps (including all the information above), visit Historic Homes Tour of Conway

Jimmy Bryant Set to Speak at Annual FCHS Meeting

Jimmy Bryant, former UCA Archivist who is now Director of Arkansas Heritage for the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Faulkner County Historical Society which will be held Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mills Library located in Hendrix College’s Mills Center.

Bryant, a Conway resident and former Faulkner County Historical Society board president, now oversees the four heritage museums and four heritage resource agencies that work to preserve, protect and promote the natural and cultural history of Arkansas. Continue reading

Cemetery Lecture / Workshop Set for April

Jonathan Appell of Atlas Preservation, Inc. will present a Spring Cemetery Conservation Lecture on common maintenance and preservation of cemeteries on Friday, April 19, at the Mount Vernon Senior Citizen Building/City Hall, 2 Garland Springs Road.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program sponsors a cemetery workshop on Saturday, April 20, at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Mount Vernon. For more information and/or to register contact Holly Hope at holly.hope@arkansas.gov or call 501 324 9148.