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Women in Preservation

The “Women in Preservation” virtual speaker series features women from a variety of backgrounds who are working to save Arkansas’s historic places. All programs are free, thanks to generous support from DEMX Architecture, but advance registration is required. See below.

The 2022 series begins on February 8 at 3:30 p.m. with Elise Hampton of Conway. Hampton is Assistant Principal at Simon Middle School in Conway and serves on the Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Board of Directors of Bullock Temple CME Church STAR Academy at Little Rock. 

Elise Hampton


Upcoming speakers:

March 15 – Dr. Melissa Zabecki, State Archeologist, Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville

April 12 – Lori Yazwinski Santa-Rita, AIA, LEED AP, Jennings + Santa-Rita Architects, PLLC, Fayetteville

May 10 – Stacy Hurst, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, Little Rock

June 14 – Pat Johnson, Eddie Mae Herron Museum Center, Pocahontas


Previous talks are available below.

Watch the 10/13/20 talk with Patricia Blick here.

Watch the 11/10/20 talk with Lisa Skiles and Morganne Weaver here.

Watch the 2/9/21 talk with Mandi Curtwright here.

Watch the 3/16/21 talk with Cheryl L. Batts here.

Watch the 4/13/21 talk with Dr. Ann Ballard Bryan here.

Watch the 5/11/21 talk with Carla Hines Coleman and Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis here.

Watch the 6/8/21 talk with Dr. Ethel Goodstein-Murphree here.

Watch the 7/13/21 talk with Dr. Ruth Hawkins and Paula Miles here.

Watch the 8/10/21 talk with Rose Schweikhart here.

Watch the 9/14/21 talk with Dr. Rachel Miller here.

Watch the 10/12/21 talk with Laura Hendrix here.

Watch the 11/9/21 talk with Claudia Cathcart Shannon here.

This project is generously supported by DEMX Architecture.