February Sandwiching in History Tour

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will hold its second 2020 Sandwiching in History tour at noon on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Quaker Meeting House, 3415 W Markham St., Little Rock.

The Quaker Meeting House is a Craftsman bungalow originally built as a residence for the Anderson family in 1926. The house features unique exterior flourishes including the stone exterior, decorative chimney pots and millstones integrated in the adjacent rock and iron fence. The house has served as the meeting place for the Little Rock Religious Society of Friends since 1995.     

The free Sandwiching in History educational tours explore culturally significant sites across Arkansas. The tours focus on Central Arkansas sites and begin at noon and last approximately one hour. Upcoming Sandwiching in History tours include:

• The Baker, 501 Main St., North Little Rock (March 6)

• Old Mill, T. R. Pugh Memorial Park, 3800 Lakeshore Dr., North Little Rock (April 3)

• Gann Museum and Gann House, 218 S Market St., Benton (May 1)

• Junction Bridge, Little Rock Riverfront Park (June 5)

• Winchester Auto Store, 801 South Spring St., Little Rock (July 10)

• Sappington Reinman House, 1609 S. Center St., Little Rock (August 7)

• Boyle Park Pavilion #1 and #2, Leander Drive in Boyle Park, Little Rock (September 4)

• St. Joseph’s Orphanage, 6800 Camp Robinson Rd., North Little Rock (October 2)

• Old State House, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock (November 6)

• St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1622 Marshall St., Little Rock (December 4)

Additionally, AHPP provides quarterly Walks Through History tours in locations around the state. These tours begin at 11 a.m. and last until approximately 1 p.m. The quarterly Walks Through History tours for 2020 include:

• Lockesburg, Sevier County (March 21)

• Van Buren, Crawford County (May 23)

• Paragould, Greene County (September 19)

• Star City, Lincoln County (November 14)

Those attending any of our tours are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, seasonally and weather appropriate clothing, and exercise respect for property owners and pedestrians when parking. Tours generally occur rain or shine; however, those interested should follow the AHPP’s Facebook page for any last minute news about tours, as severe weather has caused postponements or rescheduling in the past. For more information, the public may reach out to AHPP at info@arkansaspreservataion.com or by calling (501) 324-9150.

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the division of Arkansas Heritage responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other divisions are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives. Arkansas Heritage is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.

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