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10/16/2018:In honor of Archives Month, the Arkansas State Archives will hold a special Genealogy Day event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the State Archives at 1 Capitol Drive. The event is meant to help fledgling and longtime researchers with their genealogy projects.

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10/1/2018:The Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives and Arkansas State Archives will present "Tracing Your Arkansas Roots: Genealogy 101," a free workshop from 9:00a.m. through noon on Saturday, October 13th, at the WPA Gym at Historic Washington State Park.

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9/4/2018:The archives will host a free, half-day genealogy workshop at the Male and Female Academy in Powhatan State Park on October 6th, from 10:00am to noon. Speakers will include Kermit Channell of the Arkansas State Crime Lab, and NEARA Archival Manager Meredith McFadden.

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8/28/2018:The Arkansas History Commission will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018, in the second floor conference room of the Department of Arkansas Heritage at 1100 North St., Little Rock. This meeting is open to the public.

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8/15/2018:The "Time For Class - Arkansas Schools Through the Years" digital collection is now available, showcasing a variety of materials related to the history and development of education in Arkansas over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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7/29/2018:Author and journalist Michael Hibblen will be the next speaker in the Arkansas State Archives' (ASA) Pen to Podium lecture series, on Tuesday, August 21, from 6:30 through 8 p.m. in the Diamond Room at the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), 1100 North Street, Little Rock.

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7/16/2018:The Black History Commission of Arkansas will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Thurs., August 9, at noon in the conference room, located on the 2nd floor of the Department of Arkansas Heritage building at 1100 North St., Little Rock, Arkansas. This meeting is open to the public.

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5/16/2018:The Black History Commission of Arkansas will hold a regular, quarterly meeting on Thurs., May. 17, 2018, at noon in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the 2nd floor of the Multi-Agency Complex at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas. This meeting is open to the public.

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5/1/2018:The Black History Commission of Arkansas (BHCA), an advisory board of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA), will sponsor a workshop, ”Arkansas’s Early Black Fraternal Organizations,” on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth Street, Little Rock.

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4/12/2018:The Arkansas State Archives, the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, and the Arkansas Genealogical Society will be hosting a genealogy symposium from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the 1914 Schoolhouse in Historic Washington State Park.

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4/10/2018:At its March 8 quarterly meeting, the Arkansas History Commission elected Jason Hendren as chairman. A central part of his mission as chairman of the commission will be to increase awareness of the need for donation of historical artifacts and documents to the Arkansas State Archives, and the need for proper preservation and accessibility.

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4/4/2018:Applications are being accepted until May 1 for the 2018 Tom and Dolores Bruce Historical Research Fellowship, a grant for scholars, teachers, graduate students, documentary producers and other researchers who are researching under-studied topics relating to Arkansas history. The award has a maximum cash value of $1,000.

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3/28/2018:Author and journalist Evin Demirel will be the next speaker in the Arkansas State Archives’ (ASA) Pen to Podium lecture series, on Tuesday, April 17, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Diamond Room at the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), 1100 North Street, Little Rock.

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2/21/2018:The Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA), a branch of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA), will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, March 3 at SARA, 201 AR-195, Washington. The event is free and open to the public.

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1/5/2018:The Black History Commission of Arkansas (BHCA), an advisory board of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA), will sponsor a workshop, "African Americans in Arkansas's Rural History," on Saturday, February 3rd, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock.

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1/3/2018:The Arkansas State Archives and its branch archives will close at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th, for staff training. The archives will resume their normal business hours at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10th.

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12/20/2017:Author and journalist Janis Kearney will be the featured speaker at the first of the Arkansas State Archives’ (ASA) 2018 Pen to Podium lecture series on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 7 – 8 p.m. in the Diamond Room at the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), 1100 North Street, Little Rock.

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12/18/2017:The Arkansas State Archives and its branch archives, the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, will be closed on Saturday, December 23rd, Monday, December 25th, and Tuesday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday. All archives locations will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, December 27th.

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12/4/2017:The Arkansas History Commission will hold it quarterly meeting at 10 a.m., on Thursday, December 7, 2017. They will meet in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the second floor of the Multi-Agency Complex at One Capitol Mall in Little Rock. This meeting is open to the public.

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11/27/2017:The Black History Commission of Arkansas, charged with preserving the history of black Arkansans and promoting the teaching of black history in Arkansas’s schools, is administered by a seven-member board appointed by the Governor, and meets quarterly throughout the year. The commission recently announced the dates of its quarterly meetings to be held in 2018. These meetings are open to the public.

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