Come celebrate the Bicentennial of Arkansas Territory this Friday, March 1st, from 9 am until 1 pm on the Second Floor Rotunda at the Arkansas State Capitol. Gov. Asa Hutchinson will make remarks at 10 a.m. Other speakers will include Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage; State Historian Dr. Wendy Richter; and Swannee Bennett, director of Historic Arkansas Museum.
The divisions of the Department of Arkansas Heritage will have exhibits, activities, living history interpreters, period music and information related to Territorial Arkansas. Attendees can get a piece of birthday cake and a free Arkansas Territory map poster while they learn what life was like in the Arkansas Territory 200 years ago. The Arkansas State Archives’ new traveling exhibit, “Territorial Arkansas: The Wild Western Frontier,” will debut at the event.
For more information, see the attached flier or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/308212669832466/