3 Sites Added to Arkansas’ “Most Endangered Places” List

“Preserve Arkansas’s 2022 Most Endangered Places list includes an architecturally significant church at Lonoke, one of the last historic commercial buildings at DeValls Bluff, and an 1850s farmstead in Stone County….

“The Most Endangered Places Program began in 1999 to raise awareness of historically and architecturally significant properties facing threats such as demolition, deterioration, and insensitive development.

Preserve Arkansas solicited nominations from individuals and organizations throughout the state, and a selection committee Continue reading

Bryant to Speak at Annual Meeting on April 21

Jimmy Bryant, former UCA Archivist who is now Director of Arkansas Heritage, will be guest speaker at the Faulkner County Historical Society (FCHS) Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. The public is invited.

Bryant, a Conway resident and former FCHS 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. He will discuss the various historical research tools and Continue reading

Winter 2021 Facts & Fiddlings Highlights Church’s Long History

First Baptist Church celebrated a milestone this year, the sesquicentennial (150 years) of its founding in 1871. A reprint of a Faulkner County: Its Land and People (1986) article by Corinne Westerfield Hilliard Robinson on the history of the church is the feature article for this Winter 2021 edition of Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings. Editor Cindy Beckman has also updated the article to include the church’s more recent history.

Mrs. Robinson’s family members had been consistent members of the church since 1878. She was faithful in documenting the history of the church as well as many other aspects of Faulkner County, contributing many articles to the 1986 county history book. Readers will enjoy learning Continue reading