Monday, May 4, 2009

May is Arkansas Heritage Month: Native species: Only in Arkansas

May is Arkansas Heritage Month.

The Department of Arkansas Heritage
1500 Tower Building
323 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 324-9150
TDD:(501) 324-9811
Arkansas enjoys a vast wealth of natural and cultural resources. Its physical beauty, musical influence, folk arts, fine arts, social and political history all make for a colorful and unique heritage worth celebrating. That's why the Department of Arkansas Heritage sets aside the month of May each year as a time for Arkansans to recognize and appreciate their heritage. Arkansas Heritage Month is an opportunity to highlight a particular aspect of our state's history or defining features.
View the new Heritage Month Event photo gallery
Future Heritage Month themes will be:
2008 -- Arkansas's Political History
2009 -- Native Species/Only in Arkansas
2010 -- Arkansas Rural Life/Small Towns
2011 -- Centennial of the State Capitol
There are many ways to participate in Arkansas Heritage Month. A Heritage Month event might be a nature walk, research project, pictorial display, museum exhibit, festival or concert. To make it easier for more communities and organizations to showcase their heritage, grants are available to help them develop meaningful Heritage Month events and programs in their area. The Heritage Month grant process opens each year in November, with grants awarded in February for Heritage Month events to be held in May. Grant awards can be up to $5,000 for a qualifying event. For more information about this grant program, e-mail
The Department of Arkansas Heritage helps promote all Heritage Month events on the web site, in the Storyline newsletter and in Heritage Month marketing efforts.
For more information about Heritage Month and how you can get involved, e-mail
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