This year marks the 110th anniversary of the Arkansas History Commission and State Archives. The Arkansas History Commission was created during the 1905 session of the Arkansas General Assembly for the purpose of collecting and preserving Arkansas’s significant wealth of historic material.
In celebration of this milestone, the History
Commission will host an open house and anniversary commemoration on
Monday, April 27 from 10 a.m. until noon. Members of the general public
are invited to visit the research room
at 1 Capitol Mall, view some of the state’s most significant historical
documents, including Arkansas’s original state constitutions, preview an
exhibit on the agency’s history, and meet the staff to learn more about
how the History Commission has been a vital part of preserving Arkansas
history for well over a century.