Preserve Arkansas Presents Lifetime Achievement Award

Founded in 1981 as the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas, Preserve Arkansas is the only statewide nonprofit organization focused on building stronger communities by reconnecting Arkansans to our heritage and empowering people to save and rehabilitate historic places. By presenting educational programs, advocating for preservation at the federal, state, and local levels, and providing technical…

Orval Faubus’ School Issues – and the 1954 Run for Governor

By Nathania Sawyer :: Photos courtesy of special collections UofA libraries, Fayetteville [dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the 1954 Democratic gubernatorial primary, incumbent Governor Frances Cherry faced off against a relative newcomer, Orval Faubus, and two other candidates. Cherry received 48 percent of the vote, and Faubus garnered 34 percent—which forced a run-off election. As the campaign heated up for…

Traveling The Trail of Tears-Walking past paths today for a historical understanding

By Nathania Sawyer :: Illustration by Micah David [dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing the path of history can lead down some difficult routes—especially when looking at European exploration, settlement and expansion in relation to the indigenous peoples who lived here first. But, as Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living,” and understanding the struggles of those who…