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.
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
Faulkner County: Its Land and People Revisited is the newest publication of the Faulkner County Historical Society. Published locally by Crossman Printing in Conway, this is an heirloom you will cherish and be able to pass on to your children and your children’s children.
This new 322-page edition includes edited and updated articles from the original volume, Faulkner County: Its Land and People, published in 1986, as well as new articles on aspects of the county not included earlier. Pictures from the society’s photo collection housed in the UCA Archives are also Continue reading
The Faulkner County Historical Society’s 2020 editions of its historical journal Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings are available for purchase at the Faulkner County Museum. The Society celebrated 60 years in existence in 2019, and its journal has been published since 1960.
The family home of the Halter family graces the cover of the winter, or Christmas, edition. This beautiful house still stands. It is well maintained and a favorite among local citizens. The issue contains the story Continue reading
By Cindy Beckman
The Fall 2020 edition of Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings, the journal of the Faulkner County Historical Society, has been published. Society members should receive their copies in the mail this week.
This issue includes an article submitted by Nancy Breeden Mitchell on the Frederick Nahlen family. Originally written by Clarence Nahlen, it traces the story of Continue reading