What We Do

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 3:30 pm

The “Women in Preservation” virtual speaker series features women from a variety of backgrounds to explore historic preservation in Arkansas, its importance and relevance in today’s world, and ways we can better recruit women and people of color to the field and encourage the preservation of sites associated with underrepresented communities.

Cheryl L. Batts, CEO & Founder of P.H.O.E.B.E., “People Helping Others Excel By Example” was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was educated in Arkansas, Iowa and Indiana before receiving a B.A. in Nonprofit Management from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. Batts has spent the past twenty years preserving, protecting and promoting the historical and cultural resources of the African American Community in Hot Springs Arkansas. Batts has served on numerous boards, including Preserve Arkansas. As a Historian she has been involved with the Arkansas Museum AssociationArkansas’ Afro-American Genealogical Society, and Garland County Historical Society. She has over twenty years as a Meeting and Conference Manager, and has been recognized statewide for her public service.

Cheryl L. Batts

This event is free, but registration is required. Please register in advance.


Upcoming speakers include:

  • April 13th, 2021 – Dr. Ann Ballard Bryan, Little Rock
  • May 11th, 2021 – Tamela Tenpenny Lewis and Carla Coleman, Little Rock
  • June 8th, 2021 – Dr. Ethel Goodstein-Murphree, Fayetteville

Watch Patricia Blick’s October 13th talk here.

Watch the November 10th talk with Lisa Skiles and Morganne Weaver here.

Watch the February 9th talk with Mandi Curtwright here.

This project is supported by DEMX Architecture.