Monday, September 18, 2017

ASA announces final Pen to Podium lecture for 2017

The Arkansas State Archives, in conjunction with its sister agency Historic Arkansas Museum, is hosting the fourth and final in a series of lectures in 2017, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today.

The lecture, which is part of the Pen to Podium: Arkansas Historical Writers' Lecture Series, will be held from 7 - 8 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 17, at Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock. The lecture will feature Erik Wright, who will present Main Street Mayhem: Crime, Murder and Justice in Downtown Paragould.

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., Oct. 13.

The Arkansas State Archives is a division 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 divisions 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, contact or call 501-682-6900.

To register, please visit