Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Arkansas State Archives annouces second Pen to Podium lecture

The Arkansas State Archives will hold the second lecture in its series, Pen to Podium: Arkansas Historical Writers’ Lecture Series, on Tues., Mar. 28 from 7 - 8 p.m. at Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock, Department of Arkansas Director Stacy Hurst announced today. Elizabeth Hill will present, A Splendid Piece of Work: Arkansas’s Early Home Demonstration Clubs in recognition of Women’s History Month. Before the lecture, a reception sponsored by the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium of the museum.

The lecture is free but registration is required. Registration is limited and deadline for registration will be Fri., Mar. 24.

State Archives Director Dr. Lisa Speer noted that Hill’s work is based in part on research conducted on Home Demonstration Club scrapbooks held at the Arkansas State Archives. “I am delighted that Elizabeth Hill is the featured speaker for this lecture during Women’s History Month,” remarked Speer.  “Her work on the state’s home demonstration clubs is a thoughtful and well researched addition to scholarship on Arkansas women in the twentieth century.”

The Arkansas State Archives is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and is responsible for collecting and maintaining the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world.  The State Archives has two branch locations; the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives is located in Powhatan and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives is located in Washington.

Other agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage include the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

For more information or to register, contact events.archives@arkansas.gov or call 501-682-6900.