Join Preserve Arkansas on November 4th for the Rice Country Ramble! This year, we are headed southeast to the Arkansas Grand Prairie to learn about the people who settled the region, the history of rice cultivation in Arkansas, the art of making duck calls, and more. Ramblers will also visit St. Charles, which is significant for the Civil War engagement that took place there as well as its floating Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp that provided housing for workers in the 1930s as they developed the federal wildlife refuge on the lower White River. As we journey to the southern part of Arkansas County, ramblers will see records from Arkansas’s territorial period and visit Arkansas Post, the first French settlement west of the Mississippi River.
Tickets are $125 and include motor coach transportation, historic site tours, lunch, dinner, snacks, and adult beverages. We will even be serving beer made from Arkansas rice!
Beer on the Border: The History of Hops in Frontier Arkansas
Behind Barbed Wire: Arkansas's WWII Homefront Heritage
Papa and the Man in Black: Rooted in the Arkansas Delta
The Vines that Bind: Cultivation, Community and Tradition in Arkansas
Mid-Century to Mid-Century: Headquarters to Hantz
Red River Ramble: the Camden Expedition and the Civil War in Arkansas
East Arkansas Harvest Ramble