Arkansas ‘Walks through History’ and ‘Sandwiching in History’ tours planned for 2018

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The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announced on Friday (Dec. 1) the schedules for its “Walks Through History” and “Sandwiching in History” tours for 2018.

In the “Walks Through History” program, co-sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Council, AHPP historians provide free guided walking tours of historic structures and districts across Arkansas. Most tours begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

The 2018 schedule follows.

  • March 10, Mount Nord Historic District, Fayetteville, co-sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society
  • April 14, Columbia Street, Helena-West Helena, sponsored by Main Street Helena
  • May 12, Downtown Beebe, co-sponsored by the White County Historical Society
  • 15, Downtown Osceola, co-sponsored by the Mississippi County Historical Society and Mississippi County Museum
  • 13, Heber Springs Commercial Historic District, co-sponsored by the Heber Springs Library and Downtown Heber Springs Network
  • 10, Magnolia Commercial Historic District, co-sponsored by the Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

The American Institute of Architects offers two continuing education credits in health, safety and welfare for members who attend a “Walks Through History” tour, according to the AAHP, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

The “Sandwiching in History” tour series is specific to Pulaski County structures and sites. Each event is at noon, and tours are preceded by brief lectures, according to AAHP. Organizers encourage attendees to bring their own lunch.

A list of 2018 “Sandwiching in History” dates and locations follows.

  • Jan. 5, First United Methodist Church, 723 Center Street in Little Rock
  • Feb. 2, Markham Street United Methodist Church (Faith United Methodist Church), 9820 West Markham in Little Rock
  • March 2, Block Realty-Couch House, 8 Armistead Road in Little Rock
  • April 6, Dr. Charles Kennedy House, 6 Edenwood Lane in North Little Rock
  • May 4, Lake Nixon, 18500 Cooper Orbit Road in Little Rock
  • June 1, Maumelle Ordnance Works Bunker #4, 4 Willastein Drive in Maumelle
  • July 6, William E. Woodruff House, 1017 East Eighth Street in Little Rock
  • 3, National Old Line Building, 501 Woodlane Street in Little Rock
  • 7, Matthews-Storey House, 8115 Ascension Lane in Little Rock
  • 5, Rock Island Argenta Depot, 1201 East Fourth Street in North Little Rock
  • 2, Mary H. Matthews Lustron House, 5021 Maryland Avenue in Little Rock
  • 7, Curran Hall,  615 East Capitol Avenue in Little Rock.

The American Institute of Architects offers one health, safety and welfare continuing education credit for members who attend a “Sandwiching in History” tour, according to AAHP.

All tours are free and open to the public. More information is available through the AHPP at 501-324-9880, by writing 1100 North Street in Little Rock, or through email.