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Arkansas Adds Sites to National Historic Register

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) has announced seven additions to the National Register of Historic Places:

♦  U.S. 65 Expressway Pedestrian Bridge, Jefferson County
♦  Lawrence A. Davis, Sr., Student Union, Jefferson County
♦  Dr. Alfred A. and Adele Berger, House, Phillips County
♦  Helena World Building, Phillips County
♦  Helena Aero Tech Hangars, Phillips County
♦  K.C. Baking Powder Building, Pulaski County
♦  Jewish Cemetery, Sebastian County

A listing on the National Register of Historic Places is an honorary certification that allows property owners to apply for grants and tax credits toward maintenance.
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is an agency of Arkansas Heritage. AHPP is 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 Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum, and the Arkansas State Archives. Arkansas Heritage is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.

2020’s Most Endangered Places in Arkansas

Preserve Arkansas’s 2020 Most Endangered Places list includes a nationally significant military hospital, a Trail of Tears witness structure, the Grapette Company headquarters, a Charles Thompson-designed bank, a historic mercantile, Lafayette County’s first jail, and a New Deal-era high school building. Preserve Arkansas is also featuring Little Rock’s oldest municipal golf course as “One to Watch.”

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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

Waddy William Moore III

Waddy William Moore III
January 29, 1928 – June 15, 2019

Waddy William Moore III, of Conway passed away on the morning of June 15, 2019 at the age of ninety-one years and six months. He was the only son of Waddy William Moore, Jr. and Floretta Elizabeth Williams Moore, both deceased.

He is survived by Gay, his wife of almost sixty-six years, their two daughters, Bonnie Moore McNeely (Dennis) of Roswell, GA and Elizabeth Moore Peatross (Kenneth) of Little Rock, AR, and five grandchildren, William Charles McNeely, Elizabeth McNeely, Lucy Moore, Rachel Peatross and Shea Peatross. Continue reading