Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AHC May 2015 Newsletter

We've posted the latest issue of our newsletter, The Arkansas Archivist!  
 Look inside the May issue for these and other features.

Please click here to view the newsletter: May 2015 Issue of the Arkansas Archivist

Roots of African American Foodways Symposium to be Held June 6th
The Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission will be hosting a symposium from 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute in Little Rock. The symposium’s theme, “The Roots of African American Foodways,” will feature award-winning food and nutrition journalist, Toni Tipton-Martin; historian and author, Dr. Cindy Grisham; Executive Chef Evette Brady and Chef Tim Morton from1620 Savoy in Little Rock; and BHCA Commissioner Joyce Gibson.

AHC Announces New Grant Projects
As you read above, we are holding a symposium on African American foodways next month. We could not have put on this symposium without the generous help of the Arkansas Humanities Council. The symposium is being funded in part by a $1350 mini-grant that will help to pay for advertising, renting the Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute, honoraria for our speakers, and supplies.

Black History Commission News
This month we bid a fond farewell to one of our commissioners, Marion Butler. Mr. Butler has served on the BHCA from 2008-2015. The AHC hosted a reception in Butler’s honor on May 13.

From the Director
Last month, the AHC celebrated its 110th anniversary of collecting and preserving Arkansas history with an open house and the unveiling of an Arkansas history mural. The staff at the AHC appreciated the support of friends and colleagues in the history, archives, museum, and library communities who turned out to celebrate the occasion with us.