Crystal Bridges Museum Architecture Speaker Series August 12

Executive Director Vanessa Norton McKuin, will present a lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. McKuin’s talk, titled, This Place Matters: Preserving Arkansas’s Architectural and Cultural Heritage, is part of the museum’s architecture speaker series.

Admission is free for museum members and $10 for non-members. Registration for this lecture is available online or at the museum’s Guest Services.


Nominations Open for 2015 Arkansas Preservation Awards

Preserve Arkansas is seeking nominations for the 2015 Arkansas Preservation Awards. The annual awards honor great preservation achievements, people who make a difference in their communities, and projects that inspire others to protect Arkansas’s special historic places. The 2015 Arkansas Preservation Awards will be presented at a ceremony and dinner in January 2016.

Nominations must be received by August 31, 2015.



Preservation Libations Mix-Off

The Preservation Libations Mix-Off event was held on June 25 at the Albert Pike Memorial Temple in downtown Little Rock.

Congratulations to the winners of the FIRST Preservation Libations Master Mix-Off!

People’s Choice Award:
Kevis Smith
Master Mixologist Award:
Luiggi Uzecategui
Afterthought Bistro & Bar

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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