Event

2nd Friday Art Night at Roberts Library (August 2022)

OPENING EXHIBITIONS

Steven Wise: O…Is for Ozarks

Friday, August 12–Saturday, October 29, 2022
Loft Gallery, CALS Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square

O…Is for Ozarks is made up of large pictures inspired by artist Steven Wise’s study of the Ozark Mountains, the natural surroundings in which he lives and which he considers home.

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Cooking Up History

Community Outreach Archivist Danielle Afsordeh will discuss the background of historic foodways in Arkansas and how they influenced recipes generations ago, and Justin Vess will guide program attendees through cooking a historic recipe from the Butler Center’s expansive cookbook collection. After the cooking demonstration, Danielle will assist attendees in scanning their own family recipes to have digital copies to share with family and friends.

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Personal Archiving and Prepping to Digitize Your Personal Papers, Photos, and Other Stuff (August 18)

Learn how to organize your personal papers, photos, scrapbooks, and other items to digitize and store them for future generations. And find out more about CALS DIY Memory Lab and how to use it to preserve your family history.

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CALS Women’s Suffrage Book Club – The Once and Future Witches

Book – The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Scholar – Wendy Lucas, University of Central Arkansas

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WHAT? 

The CALS Women’s Suffrage Book Club is a book discussion series focusing on texts about the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States.

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Suzanne Pharr — “The Women’s Project: Working Across Race, Gender, and Economics”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Suzanne Pharr

Suzanne Pharr will tell the story of the Women’s Project’s efforts to build a local women’s movement in the 1980s and 1990s and show how it worked across race, gender, and economic lines to bring about social change in Arkansas.

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2nd Friday Art Night at Roberts Library (September 2022)

Featured Artist: Marlene Gremillion
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Featured Author: Kelli Marks (Easy One-Bowl Baking)

Featured Music: Bluesboy Jag

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Steven Wise: O…Is for Ozark
Loft Gallery

Now through Saturday,

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Finding Family Facts (September 12)

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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2022 Genealogy Workshop

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies PRESENTS

Annual Genealogy Workshop featuring Lori Thornton

This event will be hybrid. Participants can attend in person or participate virtually via Zoom the day of the event.

THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE RECORDED AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO VIEW LATER.

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Finding Family Facts (November 14)

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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