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Legacies & Lunch

Featuring  Stacey McAdoo, “Using Passion and Poetry to Close the Opportunity Gap”

Stacey McAdoo, who teaches at the historic Central High School in Little Rock and was 2019’s Arkansas Teacher of the Year, had a vision over twenty years ago that she would one day stand and speak to a crowd of millions. She interpreted that vision to mean she would change the world by serving as a writer, educator, and advocate for students. Today, her vision is a reality,

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Finding Family Facts

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center’s local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past.

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Legacies & Lunch

Featuring: Rachel Patton, “Arkansas’s Most Endangered Historic Places”

Rachel Patton, executive director of Preserve Arkansas, will talk about the organization’s 2019 list of Arkansas’s Most Endangered Places and give updates on its efforts to save endangered historic places throughout the state. Preserve Arkansas is the only statewide nonprofit advocate for the preservation of Arkansas’s historic places. The Most Endangered Places list, which was started twenty years ago, is announced annually and serves as an advocacy tool to increase awareness and generate conversations about saving the places that matter to Arkansans.

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Finding Family Facts

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center’s local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past.

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The New Madrid Earthquakes and Their Aftermath in Quapaw Country, 1811-1833

About the Program

The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811–1812 were the strongest earthquakes in the North American interior in the last six centuries. Across the vast expanse of land the seismic events affected, people struggled to address the earthquakes’ religious meaning and material impact. This talk focuses on the earthquakes in Quapaw country, where the events featured in recorded Quapaw oral histories and became a factor in Quapaw territorial dispossession through the New Madrid Relief Act of 1815.

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2nd Friday Art Night at Library Square

On the second Friday of each month, The Galleries at Library Square and The Bookstore at Library Square participate in 2nd Friday Art Night (2FAN), a time when the galleries, museums and businesses in downtown Little Rock, are open from 5-8 p.m. for an after-hours gallery walk. This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Galleries at Library Square exhibitions and music:

Opening in the West Gallery: The Arkansas Pastel Society: 2019 National Pastel Show 

Concordia Gallery: “Pass the Biscuits!”: The King Biscuit Blues Festival and Arkansas Blues

Underground Gallery: Carol Corning: Reflections

West Gallery: Arkansas Society of Printmakers: Big Impression Prints

Loft Gallery: Retail Gallery Take-over

Musical Guest: Matt Stone &

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Finding Family Facts

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center’s local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past.

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The New Madrid Earthquakes and Their Aftermath in Quapaw Country, 1811-1833

About the Program

The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811–1812 were the strongest earthquakes in the North American interior in the last six centuries. Across the vast expanse of land the seismic events affected, people struggled to address the earthquakes’ religious meaning and material impact. This talk focuses on the earthquakes in Quapaw country, where the events featured in recorded Quapaw oral histories and became a factor in Quapaw territorial dispossession through the New Madrid Relief Act of 1815.

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Finding Family Facts

Join us for a beginner’s genealogy class taught by Rhonda Stewart, local history and genealogy expert, from the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past. No registration required.

Free and open to the public.

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