Monday, August 28, 2017

Arkansas State Archives announces Caring for Collections workshop

The Arkansas State Archives and the St. Francis County Historical Society are hosting an archives and special collections workshop from 9 a.m. until noon on Sat., Sept. 23, at the Woodruff Electric Co-op- Corporation building in Forrest City, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today.

“Caring for Your Historical Collections” will feature sessions on “Basic Tips for Managing Historical Collections,” “Responsible Preservation on a Budget,” and “Working with Special Formats.”
The event is free but registration is required.  Registration is limited and deadline for registration is Sept. 18.  Check-in for the event begins at 8:15 on Sept. 23.

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 Arts Council, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, 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.

The St. Francis County Historical Society is a charitable organization that exists to preserve and promote the history of St. Francis County. Its mission is to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area.

For more information about the workshop, email or call 501-682-6900. To register, please visit