Arkansas Museums en Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum Sets Reading Club Events <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott is to hold a reading event this summer that will include a retreat.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The center announced Tuesday that the event will have a theme centered on the "Lost Generation" of books by American writers who emerged after World War I. They group is closely identified with Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, John Steinbeck and others.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:59:16 +0000 Associated Press 25000 at Arkansas Figures Honored For Preservation Work <p>Several Arkansas residents are being honored for their work to preserve cemetery markers.</p><p>The Association for Gravestone Studies is to present merit awards on Thursday to University of Arkansas at Little Rock Professor Johanna Miller Lewis and UA-Fayetteville Professor Kimball Erdman.</p><p>They're being honored for preserving the cemetery at the former Japanese internment camp at Rohwer in southeast Arkansas.</p><p>Carla Hines Coleman and Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis are receiving the same award for efforts to preserve African-American cemeteries.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:26:35 +0000 Associated Press 15517 at Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum Presented With $100,000 <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Arkansas state Sen. Robert Thompson has presented a check for $100,000 to Arkansas State University officials to support the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in </span>Piggott<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> includes a barn-studio associated with writer Ernest Hemingway and the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, whose parents owned the home and the barn on the property.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:54:19 +0000 Associated Press 14016 at Little Rock Museums Host Big Boo Bash Thursday Night <p>The 18th annual Big Boo-seum Bash will take place Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It's being hosted by the Greater Little Rock Museum Consortium and hosted by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.</p><p>There will be games, story-telling, candy, and fun. The event will be held at nine different museums in Little Rock.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:40:28 +0000 Sheila Clark 13400 at National Historic Sites Reopen Across Arkansas <p>Hundreds of federal employees who work at agencies across Arkansas returned to their jobs Thursday, after being furloughed.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some workers, particularly those who oversee National Park Service sites in the state, had been off the job for 16 days due to the partial government shutdown.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:48:17 +0000 Malcolm Glover 13010 at National Historic Sites Reopen Across Arkansas Marshals Museum Switches To Larger Parcel <p>The U.S. Marshals Museum that's to be built in Fort Smith is to go up at a new, larger site.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Museum board members on Tuesday approved the change, which will double the land available for the facility.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The museum will still be built downtown along the Arkansas River and the organization is still getting the land for no charge. Developer Bennie Westphal agreed to donate the original parcel and is also donating the new site.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:20:58 +0000 Associated Press 11058 at Marshals Museum Switches To Larger Parcel Walton Family Gives $2 Million To U.S. Marshals Museum In Arkansas <p>The U.S. Marshals Museum planned for Fort Smith has received a $2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The $50 million museum plans to break ground Sept. 24, 2014 - the </span>225th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of when President George Washington established the marshals.</span></p><p>A commemorative coin honoring marshals will also go on sale then, too. Organizers said last month they expect coin sales to bring in $5 million.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:56:18 +0000 Associated Press 9847 at Walton Family Gives $2 Million To U.S. Marshals Museum In Arkansas Crystal Bridges About To Log 1 Millionth Visitor <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville hasn't been open even two years but the northwest Arkansas hot spot is about to welcome its 1 millionth visitor. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="font-size: large; line-height: 1.5;">When it opened on Nov. 11, 2011, museum organizers expected between 150,000 and 300,000 visitors per year. The first year brought in 650,000 patrons, lured in part by free&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: large; line-height: 1.5;">admission to the museum's regular collection.</span></p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 23:11:53 +0000 9426 at Crystal Bridges About To Log 1 Millionth Visitor Organizers Need Millions More For Marshals Museum <p>Organizers need to raise millions of dollars before breaking ground on the U.S. Marshals Museum scheduled to open in 2016 on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith.</p><p>Museum president and CEO Jim Dunn says organizers likely need more than $30 million. He says organizers have raised close to $12 million so far.</p><p>However, He says the figure doesn't include proceeds from the sale of a commemorative coin, which could produce up to $5 million.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:22:12 +0000 Associated Press 7897 at Garland County To Digitize Historical Photographs <p>The Garland County Historical Society has lined up grant money so it can create digital copies of photographs that tell the story of Hot Springs and the county.</p><p>The Oaklawn Foundation is giving $10,000, which is on top of $27,500 pledged in January by Umetco Minerals Corp. to create the digital archive.</p><p>A storm last August gave the project greater urgency after a tree crashed into the historical society's building on Quapaw Avenue.</p><p>The Sentinel-Record reports that more than 30,000 photographs, slides and negatives will be scanned and the images will be stored off-site.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:37:25 +0000 Associated Press 7678 at