Tag: Butler Banner Summer 2021

Prior Birth Index Offers Clues to the Past

The fifteen-volume Arkansas Prior Birth Index was published by the Arkansas Genealogical Society, compiling information on people born in the state of Arkansas before February 1, 1914, when the state did not require registration of births systemically. Factors such as the requirements for World War II military enlistments, defense plant employment, and the advent of Social Security caused a surge in Arkansas residents’ desire to document birth.

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Spring Shopping at the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square

With Mother’s Day coming up next month (Sunday, May 9!), we’re excited to have some one-of-a-kind pieces of Arkansas art that are perfect for those special mothers, stepmothers, godmothers, and anyone else who deserves a treat for Mother’s Day.

Here is a sampling of the beautiful pieces we have for sale.


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Records Now Available for the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas/Preserve Arkansas

Preserve Arkansas was founded in 1980 as the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas to facilitate communication and cooperation among the various community and regional historic preservation organizations in Arkansas. Since its founding, it has held annual meetings/conferences, as well as workshops, fundraisers, and other activities. At each annual conference, the Alliance has presented awards in several categories for recent achievements of historic preservation in Arkansas.

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Butler Banner Archive

The Butler Banner archives between 1999-2018 are available in PDF format only. The Butler Banner was our print newsletter.

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