Behind the Big House - May 13-14

This program moves beyond the “Big Houses,” or stately historic homes, to explore the extant slave dwellings and interpret the experiences of the enslaved people who inhabited them. This workshop will include live historical interpretations and lectures to highlight the important contributions African Americans made to Arkansas’s history. The program will offer a broad understanding of the importance of slave dwellings in the interpretation of historic landscape and their role in heritage tourism. >>MORE INFO/REGISTER


2016 Preservation Libations Master Mix-Off - July 22nd

Join Central Arkansas’s best bartenders for the SECOND ANNUAL MASTER MIX-OFF bartending competition, a rip-roaring good time celebrating prohibition-era mixology. Bartenders will mix for the masses with a prohibition-era drink, hoping to win the “People’s Choice” Award. Then our “best in the business” judges will judge a second round of mixing, where bartenders will serve an updated version of their favorite prohibition-era drink. More info HERE>>


Our new look!

Welcome to the new!
In order to strengthen our identity and differentiate ourselves from other institutions and organizations, we recently refreshed our image. While our official name is still “The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas,” a new logo and a move away from “the Alliance” to “Preserve Arkansas” reflects the active role that we play in preserving the places that matter to Arkansas. Our new tagline, Restore, Redevelop, Revitalize, reflects the ways in which historic preservation impacts Arkansas communities.


More than just saving old buildings, historic preservation offers unique economic and quality of life benefits to Arkansas. Preserve Arkansas works to build stronger communities by reconnecting Arkansans to our heritage and empowering people to save and rehabilitate historic places.


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