Friday, October 24, 2014

New Entries on the Encyclopedia of Arkansas

Check out what's new on the Encyclopedia of Arkansas:

Arkansas Writers' Conference
Bank of Osceola
Briggs, Clinton (Lynching of)
Fendler, Oscar
Flemming, Owen (Lynching of)
Florida Brothers Building
Gravette Historical Museum
Johnson, Billy Farrel (Bill)
Jones Bar-B-Q Diner
Little Rock City Hall
Midland (Sebastian County)
Mountain View Waterworks
Williams, Harold Gene


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair, October 28, 29 and 30, 2014

Please join the National Archives for the 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 28, 29, & 30, starting daily at 10 a.m. eastern time. This will be a live broadcast via the Internet so you can ask our genealogy experts questions at the end of their talks. The entire event is free and open to all, so there is no registration.


Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero will provide opening remarks. Other speakers include experts from National Archives’ facilities nationwide, the historian from the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, and representatives from Ancestry and FamilySearch.

Schedule and Session Material

Lectures will feature tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Lectures are designed for experienced genealogists and novices.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Arkansas Sounds Event: Lyon College Pipe Band, October 24

Friday, October 24, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue

The Arkansas Sounds monthly concert series continues with a performance by the Lyon College Pipe Band at the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., on Friday, October 24, at 7 p.m. The doors to the theater will open at 6 p.m. Admission to this concert is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served.

Under the direction of Pipe Major Jimmy Bell, the Lyon College Pipe Band regularly performs at official college functions such as convocations and other ceremonies, in community parades, in concerts around the state of Arkansas, and at festivals throughout the United States and abroad. The pipe band competed at the 2006 World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and won in its division. The group also won at competitions in 2013 at Sarasota, Florida, and St. Louis, Missouri, and it is currently placed at 12th in the world in its division.

Arkansas Sounds is a project of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies focusing on Arkansas music and musicians both past and present. For more information, call 501-918-3033.


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