Visit Arkansas through the lens of our members:

Arkansas River Trail

Check out this short video, prepared by APW President Kristin Higgins with assistance from her children, for a preview of several sites along the Arkansas River Trail.

Petit Jean State Park

Petit Jean State Park, about an hour’s drive northwest of Little Rock, was the first of 52 state parks established in Arkansas. The park offers a lodge, restaurant, cabins, campsites, picnic areas, overlooks, waterfalls, and more than 20 miles of hiking trails. It covers 2,658 acres, much of it preserved as it was when French explorers named Petit Jean Mountain more than 300 years ago. Learn more about Petit Jean State Park in this short (very) homemade video from APW members Richard and Helen Plotkin. 

North Forest Lights at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

APW members Fred and Debbie Miller give you a glimpse of North Forest Lights at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The seasonal event is a nighttime walk through the woods and museum grounds, featuring nature-inspired lighting elements and immersive soundscapes. Check out their video.

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The Esse Purse Museum

The ESSE Purse Museum in Little Rock is one of only three purse museums in the world and the only one in the United States. More than fashion history, ESSE’s permanent exhibit honors and celebrates the progression of the 20th-century American woman – decade by decade – through the lens of her handbag and the contents within.  APW member Angie Faller visited the museum recently and produced this video tour for us.  

Paris, Wine, an Abbey and the State's Highest Peak

Paris, Arkansas, has many of the draws you might find in its French counterpart, including a replica Eiffel Tower. Cowie Winery is one of 15 in Arkansas wine country, and boasts a church bell tower reminiscent of a Hugo novel. To the east lies the soaring spires of Subiaco Abbey, where 39 black-robed monks lead a life of prayer and work – as educators, retreat directors, and makers of peanut brittle, monk sauce, and handcrafted beers. To the south, Mt. Magazine State Park sits on the highest peak in Arkansas and offers trails, horseback riding, adventure, and relaxing getaway accommodations. APW member Maryanne Meyerriecks introduces you to Paris, Arkansas-style, in this homemade video.


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1954, May 17: The U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously in Brown vs. Board of Education that state laws mandating segregated public schools are unconstitutional under...the 14th Amendment..., declaring that segregated schools are "inherently unequal."


Arkansas State University

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational CenterThe Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott, Arkansas includes a barn studio associated with Ernest Hemingway and the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer. Pauline’s parents, Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, were prominent citizens of Northeast Arkansas and owned more than 60,000 acres of land. During the 1930s the barn was converted to a studio to give Hemingway privacy for writing while visiting Piggott. Portions of one of his most famous novels, A Farewell to Arms, and several short stories were written in this studio. Both the home and the barn studio were named to the National Historic Register in 1982. The properties have been renovated, focusing on the 1930s era. Areas of emphasis for the Museum and Educational Center include literature of the period, 1930s world events, agriculture, family lifestyles and relationships, and development of Northeast Arkansas during the Depression and New Deal eras.

Historic Dyess Colony | Johnny Cash Boyhood HomeThe Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood home is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, that allows visitors to explore the history and culture of North East Arkansas and its influence on the legendary Johnny Cash.

The Lakeport HouseThe Lakeport house, built in 1859 on the Mississippi River in Chicot County, Arkansas, is a gem in the Delta. Having escaped extensive remodeling in the 20th Century, Lakeport retains many of its original architectural features. Preserved and restored by Arkansas State University, the National Register, Greek Revival home is one of Arkansas’s premiere historic structures. Today, the stories of slavery, sharecropping, and the Johnson family are told in the house and grounds through guided tours and our AASLH award-winning exhibits.

Southern Tenant Farmers MuseumThe Southern Tenant Farmers Museum enhances knowledge and understanding of tenant farming and agricultural labor movements in the Mississippi River Delta, in an effort to preserve the history and promote the legacy of sharecropping, tenant farming and the farm labor movement. The museum is located in the historic Mitchell-East Building in Tyronza, Arkansas, with the restoration of this building and development of the museum made possible through grants from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council and a “We the People” Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 




Favorite AR Destination Visited

AR Destination Not Visited but Want To

Angelita Faller

 Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park

 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa

Mary Hightower

 Arkansas Wine Trail
(one of several)

 Historic Dyess Colony

David Keith

Clinton Presidential Library and Museum

The Gangster Museum of America

Tammy Keith

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

WWII Japanese American Internment Museum 

Maryanne Meyerriecks

1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa 

Scott Family Amazeum

Debbie Miller

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center 

Historic Dyess Colony

Fred Miller

Boxley Valley

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park

Ginny Monk 

Ouachita River

Thorncrown Chapel

Dusty Higgins

Bathhouse Row

Mammoth Spring State Park

Kristin Netterstrom Higgins

Buffalo National River Area

Museum of Native American History

Helen Plotkin

Hickory Nut Mountain Vista

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Richard Plotkin

The Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie

Historic Dyess Colony

Wendy Plotkin

Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Charlotte Purdy

Arkansas Post National Memorial

Crater of Diamonds State Park