The Arkansas Toothpick is very pleased to announce the design of our new logo. We like to update and keep the website fresh and now that the 150th is over coupled with the fact that the old logo was used for so long it was indeed time for a new look. We welcome your thoughts! And We would also like to call attention to the weekly newsletter we have started to syndicate from out of the Ozarks. The previous post includes the latest edition of the “Ozarks Civil War Sesquicentennial Weekly”.
Now that the summer break for school students has come or is coming very soon, we welcome anyone 14 and up to begin their training as a Civil War soldier. We are always looking for new recruits and funds are available for uniforms. If you are interested in becoming a living historian, either students and/or adults, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not forget the The Civil War Roundtable of the Delta will present the group, HARMONY, on Monday, May 23, from 6 – 7p.m. The program will take place at Beth El Heritage Hall, and is free and open to the public.
HARMONY plays traditional and contemporary folk music, with a little gospel and a few old-time fiddle tunes thrown in. In the last five years they have recorded and performed Charley Sandage’s, “Arkansas Stories”, a collection of songs relating to the long and colorful history of the State.
The program is part of the Delta Cultural Center’s celebration of Arkansas Heritage Month. The theme this year is “Celebrating Our Creative Culture.” Free Heritage Month posters are available at the DCC’s Visitors Center, 141 Cherry St.
For more information, interested persons can call the Delta Cultural Center at (870) 338-4350 or toll free at (800) 358-0972 or visit the DCC online at www.deltaculturalcenter.com.
The Delta Cultural Center shares the vision of all seven agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage – to preserve and promote Arkansas heritage as a source of pride and satisfaction. Other agencies within the department are the Historic Arkansas Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Arkansas Arts Council, and the Natural Heritage Commission.