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Discover Arkansas: Find Yourself at Home in The Natural State

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/23/2012 12:00 am

There is a place for everyone in Arkansas, a 176-year-old state with a history and culture as colorful and diverse as its physical landscape. The deep woods of the Ozark Mountains, the wide-open farmlands of the Delta, the slow pace of small-town life or the conveniences and attractions of the big city — Arkansas has it all, including an endless supply of great food, good music, festivals, fishing, hunting, hiking and other recreational activities.

African-American Fraternal History is Topic of Old State House Lunch Lecture

by Karen Martin 2/28/2012 5:13 am

Fraternal organizations in Arkansas will be the topic of a lunch lecture by Blake Wintory, assistant director and facilities manager of Lakeport Plantation, at noon Wednesday (Feb. 29) at Old State House Museum. Admission is free.

AIA Finalist: Lakeport Plantation Restoration

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2011 12:00 am

The Lakeport plantation built in 1859 has remained in continuous cotton production since the 1830s. Donated to Arkansas State University in 2001, the university will operate it as a museum and educational center, focusing on preservation and heritage studies.

Discover Arkansas: The Delta

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/11/2011 12:00 am

This geographic region runs along the entire east side of the state, most of which borders the Mississippi River. Agriculture, along with agribusiness, is the predominant industry in the Delta, with hundreds of thousands of acres of cotton, rice, soybeans, corn and wheat grown each year.

Becky Witsell Creates Symmetry With the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas

by Amanda Hoelzeman 12/27/2010 12:00 am

For the past 30 years, Becky Witsell has dedicated her life to preserving and restoring historic homes and structures throughout the state. It’s been a tedious and calculated process, but one that’s also brought her great joy and recognition.

Home to the Humanities: Art Enthusiasts, History Buffs Revel in Arkansas’s Cultural Offerings

by Living in Arkansas staff 8/1/2009 12:00 am

Distinctly beautiful, the regions of Arkansas inspire local artists, whose stimulating works can be found in galleries and museums throughout the state, while local orchestras delight listeners with crisp, soul stirring melodies.