Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ASA Symposium - Arkansas's Homerun: Major League Training in Hot Springs

The Arkansas State Archives will host a half-day symposium from 9 a.m. until noon at Historic Arkansas Museum on Saturday, Aug. 27.  The symposium’s theme, “Arkansas’s Homerun: Major League Training in Hot Springs,” will feature the screening of Larry Foley’s documentary, “The First Boys of Spring,” and a presentation by Don Duren, who will be speaking about his book, “Boiling Out at the Springs: A History of Major League Baseball Training at Hot Springs, Arkansas.”

The event is free to attend but registration is required. The deadline for registering will be Aug. 23, and registration is limited, so be sure to make reservations soon.  Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 27. Teachers can earn up to four professional development hours through attendance. 

The Arkansas State Archives, located in Little Rock, is the official state archives of Arkansas and maintains the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world.  The agency has two branch locations; the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives is located in Powhatan and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives is located in Washington.

For more information about the symposium or to register, contact us at or call us at 501-682-6900.

This event is funded in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council.