Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

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Name: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
Email: amandad@arkansasheritage.org
Phone: (501) 324-9786

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program identifies, evaluates, registers, and preserves the state’s historic and cultural resources. One of the AHPP’s priorities is to instill a preservation ethic in Arkansas’s young people. By studying Arkansas’s historic and cultural sites as topics for mastering the required curriculum, students gain a better understanding of their communities and their heritage. Education outreach opportunities through the AHPP include classroom presentations, student walking tours, teacher workshops, lesson plans, traveling trunk, and the annual Preserve Our Past Art and Essay Invitational. All programs are free.
The AHPP education outreach coordinator presents to 3rd-12th grade classes, scout troops. libraries and other organizations free of charge. Programs on particular historical or preservation topics may be available by request.
Each presention includes a segment about the importance of preserving Arkansas’s historic places. Presentations last from 45 minutes to an hour.
Presentations include the following:

  • Take the Last Train to Clarksville: Arkansas’s Historic Depots and Railroad History
  • We Will Persevere! Arkansas’s Historic Sites Associated with the New Deal
  • Arkansas’s Haunted Historic Sites
  • Equal Education: Historic Sites and Schools in Arkansas Associated with the African American Education Experience
  • Arkansas’s Historic Architecture
  • History in Your Backyard! Learn About Your Community’s Historic Sites
  • History Happened in Arkansas? Arkansas’s National Historic Landmarks
  • Law and Order on the Western Frontier: Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Mysteries of the Mounds: Parkin and Toltec Archeological Sites
  • Rohwer: Japanese-American Internment in Arkansas
  • Arkansas Civil War Sites and Battlefields

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